Friday, July 10, 2015

DIY Fridays: A Shabby Chic Lampshade

We have begun working on Baby Girl Boone's nursery, which right now, looks a bit like this:

We are getting ready to start painting in there soon, so it's kind of a hot mess. OK, it's definitely a hot mess. I want the finished product to have a shabby chic theme, so I have been working hard to secure or make items for the room. I purchased a gorgeous handmade quilt from Etsy, which I love! It really does look like a vintage quilt and there are so many beautiful colors in it. I can't wait to show it to you. 

I wanted a lampshade with rosettes, similar to this one:

I quickly went to our local big box store and bought a plain cream colored drum shade for $5.00. I also bought five rolls of this ribbon: 

Berwick Offray Flower Large Pink Ribbon

I hot glued the ribbon to the shade, making sure not to let any gaps form. I didn't want the shade to be visible through the lamp shade at all. When I finished, here is what I ended up with: 

Since the nursery is in the shape that it is currently in, I am staging this lamp in my oldest daughter's room. I kind of like it there- I may have to make a smaller one for her vanity :)

Thanks for stopping by! I'll post another DIY Friday project next week. 


  1. Your lampshade is really cute and clever.

  2. Thank you! I think I'm going to make a smaller version for my older daughter's room.