Best of PB #8: French Script Lampshade with a Sharpie

French script lampshade

Jeannine of The Concrete Cottage had a plain Target lamp shade lying around and decided to add a little pizzazz to it with some French script images and a fin tip Sharpie. The end product however, turned out to be a pretty close knock off to a Pottery Barn shade… who knew! Jeannine’s lampshade looks so amazing that it’s hard to believe it’s actually a very simply process!

French script lampshade

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Best of PB #7: Made-from-Scratch Mason Jar Chandelier

Mason Jar Chandelier

Grace from An Adams Thing created her own mason jar chandelier after falling in love with its catalog counterpart. She deserves a huge pat on the back for literally making her very own light fixture. I’m sure Grace’s chandelier catches the attention of all her visitors!

Mason Jar Chandelier

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Seagrass Lampshade

diy seagrass shade

What do you get when you combine a Wal-mart lampshade with a woven placemat? A Ballard look-a-like seagrass shade a la Tammy from A Walk in the Countryside! Tammy pulled off the transformation by first unraveling the placemat and then hot gluing it around the shade for some instant beautification and texture. I love this simple update for an old or plain lampshade!

diy seagrass shade

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Vintage Lace Lampshade

Kathleen from Charm Bracelet Diva was shopping at Pier 1 with her daughter, whom she affectionately calls Chickadee #1, when she spotted a gorgeous lace lampshade that had her smitten. Of course…like many of us frugalistas the price tag was enough to send her home running for craft supplies to recreate it herself. I love […Read More]

Flower Lampshade

Courtney from Sweet C’s Designs was inspired to create a fresh and fun peony lamp for her newest arrival’s nursery. She already had a white lamp base, so with the purchase of an inexpensive lampshade and a couple of peony bushes, she was ready to hot glue. I just love the finished product. It is […Read More]

Lamp with Lace Shade

When Denisa from A Girl and A Brush saw a lace lamp at Pier 1, she knew it was perfect for her bedroom. That is… the lamp was perfect, not the $75 price tag. Using a Goodwill lamp base, shade, and tank top, Denisa created her own romantic lamp for less than $15! Denisa was […Read More]

Lamp with Ruffle Shade

Julie from Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss created a new stylin’ lamp for her daughter’s  bedroom from an old lamp she had originally purchased from the thrift store. Julie painted the cherub base a bright yellow and then dressed up a plain white shade with strips of ruffled fabric. This is such a simple way to […Read More]

Tripod Floor Lamps

Suzanne from Meridian Road found two matching tripods at an estate sale and later learned were used by the British military in WWI. Uh… way cool! Since Suzanne had been crushing on tripod floor lamps, she knew immediately that’s what this pair was to become. Using  a basic lamp kit and a few tools, Suzanne […Read More]