Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday Idea

Hi everyone! Robbie Here! Hope you are off to a great start to your week!

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I have a fun little idea for you. When my daughter went to college, we couldn't find a lamp that went with her colors in her dorm room. After much searching, I came up with the idea to use ribbons to alter a lamp for her. She loved it! Unfortunately, it never came back home so I can't show it to you. So... I liked it so much that I made one for my scrapbook room. This one lives here, so you get to see it!



My favorite thing about this little idea is that it can be any colors you want. There are no limits to this one and it is such an inexpensive way to add some fun to your space. I picked this little lamp up for $10.00.

Here are some close-ups to show you the details. All you have to do is cut two pieces of ribbon and tie them around your lampshade. Keep repeating until you have them the way you want them to look. FAST and EASY!







I chose to go with the colors of my scrapbook room and just use ribbon. Some other ideas for this one are to add some ric-rac. Just use knots instead of bows. Try going elegant. Nothing says elegant like a wide satin ribbon. Maybe tie buttons to the bottom. I think that would be such a cute idea for a baby's room. The possibilities are endless! Be sure to check out the store and pick out your favorite ribbons! Speaking of endless possibilities, you will find them in the store!

I would love to see your ideas for this project!

6 comments:

Debbie said...

Robbie ... I almost just fell off my chair! This is one of the cutest things I've ever seen! So simple, yet such a stunning impact! Perfect for a stamping room -- I gotta go make one!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration ... I love this blog site as I'm ADDICTED to ribbons myself :)

Rene said...

Wow, what a cool idea. I would have never thought of it. It's yard sale season here, and you could pick up an inexpensive lamp with an "ugly" shade and transform it!

Country Mouse said...

OMG! How cute is this!!! Gonna have to save this idea for later!!! Would also look adorable in pinks and whites for a baby girl!!!! Thanks for sharing!