Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shade Love.

 Many out there in blog land have written about their love of lamps. I also share this love. But I have noticed that my love goes a little deeper. I not only love lamps but their shades. I seem to not be able to leave them alone. If they don't come lovely decorated, I will change that. With a little fabric, spray paint and some hot glue and I have myself a fabulous new lamp. Everything I have done has been done before but lots of them have my own style or twist. I finally have a name that fits my style better, Kindergarten Chic. Never knew what to call it.  Thanks Sara!  Take a look and tell me what ya think!

These lamps are from Target. They started out with plain white shades and black bases. Not colorful enough for me but a good price. So I got out my favorite yellow for their bases and some rick rack trim and fabric flowers with vintage buttons for the centers. Much better.

This lamp was on clearance at Pier One a few years ago. It came with this awesome shade and a black base. Hit it with some aqua spray paint and it fits right in here.

It was hard to get a good shot of this lamp today. It sits on a table in front of our big picture window. So your getting an odd side view. :)  This base and shade both came from Target but a few years apart. I love polka dots and stripes and these were perfect together in my eyes. I also tied a bit of my grandmothers vintage lace around the base of the shade. I love to layer. More is better for me :)

This is our chandelier in our entry way. It started out brown from the Home Depot many years ago. I spray painted it aqua and found shades at the Goodwill. I then put vintage hankies around the shades for some crazy, vintage color. I was a little nervous to paint a perfectly good chandelier but am so happy that I did. It brings a lot of personality to the space.

And lastly, one of my favorites. The base, I can't remember where it came from, prob. Target :)  And the shade is a Goodwill find. It had awful fabric on it that I ripped off and glued on this fab Amy Butler polka dot fabric. Some more rick rack trim and a fabric flower and it is perfect. 
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Little Mama


Sandy said...

Kelly I LOVE your blog,You're sooo talented!

Ruth said...

So very cute. I just came over to visit from Sara's blog.


Beth said...

I'm a fellow Minnesotan of 8 years. I'm not at all used to this snow and cold! Your blog looks fun. I'm glad you started it. I jumped over here from Sara's blog. I'll be back! :)

eschmitz1 said...

Holy Christ I didn't even know half them lamps where in our house!

sara's art house said...

I have to copy your flower shades! I love that! And the ric rac makes it sooo cute.