$69 lampshade from Shades of Light.com
She loves decorating too and so we’ve been thrifting and doing some projects around her house the last couple of weeks. We’re also walking buddies. She loved my lamp project that I did with the old yardsale lamp (above) and she and I were out at church yardsale recently where we spied a vintage lamp very similar to the one I had refurbished. She got this one for $1.50! So, we bought bought supplies for redoing shades and she did all the monogramming on her super machine. I spied this burlap at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 a yard and thought it would be great for recovering shades and putting on a monogram. Doesn’t it look great? This is Lynn’s new vintage lamp all redone in her livingroom. The key to getting a monogram on a lampshade that you are recovering is to cut out your fabric ahead of time & lay it out on the lamp, so you will know exactly where to place the monogram.
Next, we added a pretty lime green “R” to my new black and white purse.
And another “R” to another yardsale purse that I found last year. I think I will have to monogram something else now. You can be sure I’ll be looking around the house for something else to stamp with initials!
For another fun project to check out that I think is absolutely stunning, head over to a new blogger that I’ve met recently, Kara, atInspired Kara for a recent headboard project that she just finished. It’s a mantel mixed with fabric and it looks fantastic! Check it out…great job, Kara! I’m going to be on the lookout for more projects to feature from time to time from all of you out there
It’s Friday, I’m heading over to Atlanta with my friend, Lynn, to the Market. They are letting me tag along to see what they are buying for their new monogram business and I’ll have fun checking it out for myself too. I’ve been before, but it’s been a long time. Who knows, I may be buying at the Market one day? Hopefully, I can take some pics to share. If anyone would like to have some monogramming done (especially here in Birmingham), please let me know and I’ll give you the information for Lynn’s business. They have totes and all sorts of things, like pillowcases and laundry bags that can be monogrammed, so if you need some gifts for a special occasion, think monograms.
Jennifer Walker says
Rhoda~ I’m new to the blog-world, and practically stumbled onto your post. I can’t wait to be a regular reader! Love your style…
Cottage Rose says
you did a great job on the lamp shades. i just love them. They look great in your dinning room very chic. have a fun trip.
Wow, the lamp shades add so much punch to your dining room. They really look great.
Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe says
I can’t wait to see what you find at market.
I Love most anything monogramed and these fun lampshades top the cake. So cute. Love the post, dana
I just found your blog and I love the monogrammed lamp shades….my head is spinning with ideas!
Daisy Cottage says
Rhoda, the monograms and lampshades are wonderful! Love them! Sounds like you are having a great time and I love all of the inspiration you have been sharing – oh have fun in Atlanta at the market… I’m jealous – would love to do that one day! Can’t wait to hear about it… thank you for keeping your pretty eyes on the lookout for rugs for me… still desperately seeking them! 😉
Joanne Kennedy says
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
I just read your lampshade covering lesson and it was just what I’ve been looking for. I have a lamp with a strange shade in my bedroom. I wanted to get a new shade but could never find one that would fit. Now I can just cover the one that is on there.
Hi there! My Mom and Sherry left this morning so I’m back at blogging again. Yippee!! (I miss them already though.)
I won’t comment on each of your posts I’ve missed, but I enjoyed reading them all and seeing all the photos. Congrats on being featured about your backyard project.
Love the lampshades and the monograms – beautiful!
Hope you had fun in Atlanta – and thanks for stopping by – see you soon – Kellnan
Thanks for leaving your kind comments on my blog today!
The Atlanta market is amazing! Several of my friends were there these past few days and I know they will return with wonderful, new ideas for their shops.
Your monogramed lampshades are a special touch to your white collection in the diningroom!
Oh what lovely lampshades what a clever idea!
Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall says
I LOVE these lamp shades, Rhoda. Monograms are so big in the South, I just love’em! I love the idea of having the burlap monogrammed and using on the lampshade. I’m filing this under decorating ideas!!!!!
Electra's Monograms says
Wonderful post! If you would share my site with your readers, I think they’d love it! http://www.electrasmonograms.com/ will make custom monogram decals for everything you can’t embroider- your car, laptop, lampshades, acrylic pieces, mailboxes- even your walls! Thanks for looking!
You have such wonderful shades. I really love the monogrammed ones. Glad you had a good time in Atlanta!
The Scooper says
You are genius! I’ve been wanting to make over my living room lamps that have fancy glass beads hanging from them. Too formal! I love burlap. You can be sure I’m heading to Wal-Mart’s fabric dept today and doing a makeover of my own.
Thanks for the fab and frugal inspiration!
You have so many great ideas on lampshades. 🙂 Great! Do you have a site? maybe we could share some of our ideas. Hope you could visit mine too 🙂
ankur sharma says
Sometime small things can create a big difference and this one is the best example of that…