Tuesday, March 8, 2011

That's what's up.

Get it, because it's up? It's a light.

I can't help myself, when there's a pun available I have to take it!

The inspiration for this project comes courtesy of John and Sherry of Young House Love. (Like they need any introduction!)

YHL has a great "how-to" on covering the bottom of the lampshade with fabric so the light bulb doesn't show. But, I'm a lazy novice crafter and I didn't trust myself to go taking the fabric off of the lampshade. I guess technically I would trust myself to do that part, it's the reattaching it and not ruining it part that I didn't trust.

I did what any lazy novice crafter who was terrified of messing up would do...I attached it from the INSIDE! I cut the fabric approximately the same shape as the shade and hot glued it to the inside.

It's not pretty when we're looking in from the top, but unless my house is invaded by giants, I don't foresee that being an issue. And it's pretty sweet looking from the outside!

We finally got around to hanging some stuff on the walls this weekend, so consider this a sneak peek.

I know the room looks really matchy in that photo, but it's totally not. I'm excited to share photos soon, just as soon as I complete some more projects!


  1. looks good, girl. i like the fabric, where did you find that? i want!

  2. It came from a place in Auburn, MA called "That $1.99 Fabric Store" Pretty cool place.

    You can check out their facebook page here:


    Worth a stop in if you're in the area!


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