SNS #29 brings you – lampshades!

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #29!

If you’re new here, join in! There are now three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus our new themed link! Check below for this weekend’s theme.

Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific, so you have all weekend to join!

I LOVE to highlight inspiring posts during the event on the sidebar, so make sure you check in several times over the weekend. You may be next. :)

~ This weekend’s theme ~
Lampshades

This shabby little lampshade couldn’t be easier to create. It’ll take you just a few minutes.

I found this cute lamp at the local thrift, but the lampshade needed some work.  So I went through my white fabric stash and came up with a quick fix!

I ripped the fabric into workable strips, leaving the edges fabulously frayed, then I just hung them up along the top edge of the shade. One by one, random like. 

Careful consideration was made to not get near the bulb. 

(hot glue would be a great idea)

I then took a long strip, and tied it in one simple knot around the outside of the lampshade, near the top, hugging all the small strips in place.

And was left with a fabulously fun shabby chic to the hilt no sew no glue lampshade! It’s so fast, unique and can be changed on a whim!

When illuminated, it’s got an amazing layered effect. 

But I do have one tip for you if you try this project…

Spend 1 more minute on it and FINISH it! Admit it.. you would never have known. :)

A themed LAMPSHADE link is below! Let’s see what you came up with! :)

Caution: can be a fire hazard if done incorrectly. Please be safe and don’t allow fabric to hang freely inside shade. Please do this project at your own risk.

FJI inspired:


Where the Grass is Greener’s sweet version!

Next week’s themed linkup is …

~ refurbished headboards! ~

~ SNS blah blah linkup rules ~

1. Please link up your intended post, NOT your blog homepage url. (post, then click the title of your post, cut and paste that url)

2. Please put a link in your post that leads back to the party so others can see what’s up! (scroll button on sidebar if you wish)

 3. This party is geared for DIY type projects we can all attempt to make ourselves. Items for sale may be linked up IF your entry is posted on your blog and in tutorial style (unless making the item is self explanatory).

5. For Home Decor and Crafts, Sewing, Cooking, please link projects up that are new to SNS and within 1 month old. The 3rd weekly themed link may have older posts and not brand new to SNS.

If you can’t decide which category to enter yours in, please just pick ONE and go with it. It’s all good!

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  1. Love the shade and the back made me giggle! I wanna go tear some fabric and re-do a shade now! Super cute and easy! Congrats on 2000! Whooo-Hoooo! Thanks for hosting!

  2. After you showed the back, I could see it in the mirror…but no one was looking at anything except the terrific lampshade!! You’re a creative genius!!

  3. oh gosh sorry, me again! I have worked it out now, I was copy and pasting the label not the post title. That was why I wasn’t getting the photo selection I wanted either. Forgive me please, I am still learning!

  4. Now this is my kinda project! I just had to go back and look at the original picture and that is where I saw the you were right – it wasn’t finished but it sure fooled me! lol Glad I am not the only one who will do a project and show it before it is finished!

  5. Glad you all got a kick out of realism at it’s best! I am the master at cheating but it does create alot of unfinished projects. :) Speed isn’t everything, my friends!

    Your projects are soooo enjoyable to wade through! Thanks for a fun Saturday AM with my fresh brew and fun pics. :)

    FJ Donna

  6. COngrats on having so many followers. Your home looks amazing. I was blown away by your fireplace. Don’t you love when you dream something up and then have it turn out better than you ever expected?! Thanks for the fun link party. It’s funny you picked lamps because I have been OBSESSED with making over lamp shades lately!
    Have a great day,
    B

  7. Donna!!

    I was so happy you came over and said hi! :)
    I know you get lots of links and it’s not always easy, but I’m here nearly every SN and love your blog, so it was a big deal to read your comment today! Thank you!

    Just wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day, I know it might be a toughie this year…Hope you and you boy have a wonderful day together! :)

  8. I did not notice that it was strips of fabric. Great idea.
    I looked all over my stash to fine the right size piece of lace to do mine, but did not find the right piece.
    Here i could have just ripped a piece and made it work.
    Leave it to your genius!

    blessings

    barbara jean

  9. Great lampshade Donna. And another week filled with awesome ideas from all the participants. Thanks for the sidebar feature! It’s always appreciated.
    Lisa

  10. Hi Donna

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/12-lamp-makeovers-and-redos/

    If you would like a “featured by” button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

  11. That is an amazing idea! As opposed to throwing me them what better than to re-use with a beautiful vintage feel!

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