Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ideas for a Cottage Look Lampshade

I'm giving you fair warning, I will probably be doing some random decor posts for awhile. My ""decor radar" is up for all kinds of new options and "finds". So I'll just be sharing with you what I'm thinking about and looking at for our new house that we'll be moving into sometime in September.

One of the things that's on my list is some new lighting for the Dining Room and Kitchen Dining Area. As I was looking through some websites for Pendant Lighting, I came across these fun drum shades just perfect for a Cottage /Bohemian look. I'm not thinking of my Kitchen or Dining Room, I sort of got off the path for a bit, but I love this look and I can see one of these patchwork drum shades in a creative space/office/craft room or girl's bedroom; really, any room that's shabby, cottage, or eclectic. Anyway, just wanted to share these, because I haven't looked at lighting for a long time and I thought they were pretty high up on the "adorable" scale.

I think the patchwork strips and the embroidered one above could be a fun DIY project. The one above makes me think of the vintage teatowels that we see at every flea market. And of course these below are made from old doilies, lace, and trim. love them...

I have several lampshade skeletons that this would work on.

Love the bright colored florals on this next one...
looks almost like a watercolor.

Using darker papers or fabrics gives this one a little more of a Living Room or Bedroom vibe.

Totally love this one with all the fabric 3D blooms.

and this last one just knocks my socks off!

You can find the sources for all these shades on my Pinterest Board

Yes, these two will be going bye-bye in favor of something more "French".
More on these spaces later...

OK, that's what I'm up to today...
just looking at lighting and playing with some fun ideas...
Tomorrow we go for the inspection, and I have some measuring to do.
Maybe I can get some decent pics then.

On a blogging note, I finally have gotten my act together and fixed the No-Reply Blogger issue. I thought I took care of it a long time ago, but I hadn't figured it out so now I think it's fixed. Sorry, my brain has not been up to speed this last year.

Hope you're having a good week, I'm wearing out my computer and Pinterest, trying to put ideas together. Changing homes can cost and arm and a leg, and I'm going to try to be frugal (at least in some areas) I have lots of ideas for the Living Room and Kitchen that will need some tweaking.

I'm getting my creative/decorating mojo out of the mothballs...
it's going to be fun. 

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  1. Oh yes, I love that last one too! The 3D one is spiffy also, and the doily ones are nice, too. Glad your mojo is back!

  2. I've really enjoyed all of the time you have spent on Pinterest lately -- your pins have been spectacular. So happy you are feeling well enough to dream and plan! Sally

  3. Glad you are having some fun!!!! Way to go!!!

  4. I love those different light fixtures! They are so fun. I love the cottage look, so would agree that any one of those would be pretty in a home.

  5. Those are some very inspiring cottage lampshades, and many are a DIY project. Since I have a cottage charmer they would fit right in! Thanks for the resource, heading over to check out.

  6. Lots of great ideas there. Especially love the ones with the vintage doilies. I have 2 'skeletons' right now waiting to go up in my family room. You've inspired me to do something with them now. Will post about them when i do. take care, Maryann

  7. Debra,
    Love the 3~D fabric shade!!!
    Lighting issues, huh???
    Good luck, dear friend!!!
    Each time I visit the "box" stores for updated lighting, I'm truly disappointed.
    There is a "Lighting" store in the BIG City north of us. . .
    guess I'm going to have to schedule out some time to visit.
    Keep those photos of your new home coming, dear friend!
    I like what I'm seeing!!!

  8. The last one wowed me, too! Now, couldn't you have posted this a week ago? Ha! I just brought 4 old lampshades to the thrift store!

  9. I love beautiful lampshades! I can't wait to see what you do with your new home!!!!

  10. That last one blew me away as well... I think I NEED IT! *Winks* Dawn... The Bohemian

  11. Fabulous ideas! Looking forward to what you do with the new house, Debra.

    The sign went in the yard yesterday. We spent our first night at the apartment last night. I slept better than I have in months! Having this place, even though it is only for a few days a week, will be wonderful!

  12. I've tried twice to create lace lamp shades with unsuccessful results. A good skeleton is imperative - top and bottom rings alone just won't cut it. I'm not giving up, though! Love your examples...pinning them.


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