Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ombre Lampshade - My Take

Over the weekend - hubby and I got to work on some more projects for the nursery.  One is still a work in progress (hubby's), and one actually got completed (mine).  To his defense though - his was a MUCH larger project.  Mine involved a little shopping, some gluing, and well - that's about it.

So, a few weeks ago I came across this Ombre Lampshade over at Vintage Revivals and kind of FELL IN LOVE with it!  I instantly knew that I wanted to do a version of this for the nursery.

I used Mandi's very detailed tutorial, and had no issues at all when it came time to make my own.

I ended up buying the lamp base and shade from Target (after a a long, unsuccessful trip to Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Kmart and Big Lots).  I wish I would have went to Target first, but - who knew I would find this cute lamp base ($9) and the shade ($7).

Once I had all of my supplies, I started wrapping with yarn.  It actually didn't take as long as I thought it would to complete this project - and I LOVE the final outcome.  Here's my version of Mandi's Ombre Lampshade:

Super cute, right?  Now we just have to finish Hubby's Electrical Spool project.  All that's left is a little painting! 



  1. Love it! The colors are fantastic!

  2. Oh my gosh that is cute! What happy colors! Hope you'll come by and join the party again this week. And be sure to check out the features from last week!

  3. WOW. This is incredible. I'm loving all things Ombre right now. You chose some fabulous colors, too!! Would be delighted for you to link up with us at Mop It Up Mondays (going on through Friday): http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html


  4. Gorgeous! I love anything with yarn. What a great idea!!

  5. I love it! I have a plain white shade that would LOVE this treatment :) Come share at my link party Friday, please! www.dwellonjoy.com

  6. Hi! Visiting from tt &j. WOW! I love love love how cute this is! The colors are great and it looks perfect. Im just in awe. :)

    Im going to poke around your site some more.. if you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday party :)

  7. I adore the colors! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!

  8. How adorable! I'm tempted to run out now and buy supplies to make my own! I'm not really in need of a lamp right now, but it would look darn cute in my dream craft room... :)

  9. that is adorable! i love the blue, yellow and white!