Monday, September 6, 2010

Monogrammed Light Shade (plus a monogram print for you)!




So I'm sure you've kind of noticed that I'm over my love for beige and brown.  All I want to do is bring in the light and bright.  I recently got my hubby on board with me .... and he surprised me with a new bedding set!  And to make it better it was one that I had been eying at Target for quite sometime (don't worry it was on a major sale and we had a 10% off coupon).  Isn't he sweet!?! Maybe I'm biased. :)

Well since we got our new bright and beautiful comforter and  pillows, I realized that our bedside lamps really didn't go anymore.  They were from my "brown and beige period".


I'm sure you can guess why they're outside, right??!?  SPRAY PAINT! :)  I put bags of the light socket and switch part because I didn't want to get paint on those.  I used a Valspar metalic paint this time.





















Now to the fun part....the monogram lamp shade.

 
Here's what you will need make your own monogrammed lamp shade:


- Printed Out Monogram
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Lamp Shade

I totally wish I had thought of doing a fun border on the inside ring before I had Mod Podged my print-offs on.  But once my monograms were on I didn't want to peel them off and start over.  Buuuuut, I did make some monograms with a foliage border on the middle circle....JUST FOR YOU! :)  




I cut out the monograms and Mod Podged them onto my lamp shades.   

I will note that my printer ink bleeds when it gets wet, so I put on a VERY thing layer of the Mod Podge ON THE BACK of the monogram.  I didn't put any Mod Podge over the top because I didn't want it to smear all over the place.

And here are my new bright lamps:




















Do you LOVE them!?!  I think they really "go" with our new look.  And here they are in their new home:

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43 Hand-Me-Downers Shared:

Christina said...

Oh I might convince my husband to let us do this :) I love it...great job!! :)

Ky said...

That looks fantastic!

Christina said...

Looks awesome!! Love it!

Tina@SignificantHarmony said...

They look great!

Shelle said...

These are darling! Love them! And thanks for the monograms, too!

Allison said...

I've been eying the SAME bedspread from Target for a while too! Looks great. I'm glad to see it somewhere other than the picture on the bag. lol Makes me like it more! :)

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Looks great! Good job and thanks for the how 2!

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

The new lamps and bedding look great! I love the tree print above the bed too! Where did you find it?

Melissa said...

Fun and they look great with the bedding!!

akainteriordesign said...

I am lovin' the light and bright right now too....trying to brighten up the browns and beiges here. Love the lights!
Shannon
www.akadesign.ca

Chic Creations said...

Love the idea of monograms on the lampshade. Great creative idea. Thanks for sharing.

Life in Rehab said...

Very cool, and how nice of you to include downloadables the next day!

Moe said...

These are so cute!!! I love monogram & lamps :) Stopping by from Anythings Related :)

Decorchick! said...

Those are SOOO cute Amanda!! I love anything monogrammed and never would have thought to do them on lamps! Brilliant!

Jennifer said...

Those look great!!

emily @ the happy home said...

love your new bedding, and those lamps look fantastic!
(i'm a bit jealous-- there are no outlets in our house where the side tables have to go. no lamps! i wish i could re-create this for my own house!)

Meg said...

Very cute, Amanda! That's an easy way to make your lamp unique! Thanks for the link up to the monograms, too!

An Experiment in Happiness said...

I really love your choice of colors here! I was laughing because I too went through a beige and brown stage! They look great, thanks for the idea.
~Jessica
www.myhappinessexperiment.blogspot.com

lanni @ dandygiveaway.blogspot.com said...

these are so cute! i am in the process of redoing our master bedroom and i am totally marking this project -- thanks for sharing :)

Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

SO pretty! I love that idea!

~Lori @ Paisley Passions

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Julie said...

Great transformation!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

That is really cute! And I love the new color of the lamp base.

THanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.

michelle said...

Those are beautiful!! I love your bedroom and they look perfect there!

Nikki said...

Those are CRAZY cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking them up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Lisa said...

What a cute idea! I can't wait to try this on an old lamp that's been hidden in my closet for ages....Lisa@ Cabin in the Woods

southerninspirationsblog said...

I do love them! I would have never thought of using mod podge to add monograms to lamp shades - what a great idea!

I also have a tip for you: Krylon makes a product called "preserve it" which you can spray on things you print at home and it prevents the ink from running. I used it on a recent project I posted about myself (Paint Chip Box) and it worked great! I bought mine at Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for sharing!!

Jennifer

Allison Shops said...

They look great! Followed your link over from Fab Friday. Drop by Atticmag and leave a comment for your chance to win Roxy bedding for Giveaway Friday.

Allison
Atticmag

Envy My Cooking said...

Love this lamp.. so cute! Hope on over to our site at envymycooking.blogspot.com for some new recipes..

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

I love this idea. I never would have thought about using mod podge on a lamp shade. Looks really good! Please stop over to my blog on Sunday for my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to show this great idea off to my followers. Thanks :)

http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful lamps--worthy of Ballard! Thanks for linking up to the Under $100 Linky Party!

Jessi said...

Those look fabulous! I love the idea of a monogram on a lamp shade. I may have to do that in the nursery I am starting for our new baby. I best you could also use a vinyl decal.

CourtneyKeb said...

I love it!
and a K is what I need, this is so going to have to be executed now!

btw your bedroom is so tranquil and nice!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

How ironic, I just posted a lamp that I redid, and thought about doing a monogram on the shade, but didn't want to paint it and screw it up. So thanks for posting this, I know now what I should do!(Plus I just bought MP with no idea what project I would do!)

Jeralee said...

Love this one! Thanks for the tutorials and monograms. I really like the bedding you chose. It looks fantastic and restful.

http://seeingthepotential.blogspot.com/

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Those look sooooo good! I had no idea that you could put paper on a lampshade..... hmmm..... now the wheels are turning.

Thanks for the inspiration!

:)
Sarah

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

EEEK! They turned out so nice! I love the new paint as well as the monograms! Just beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Okie Chic said...

I love love love this. They turned out sooo good.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Great job on the lamps.... Isn't it wonderful to re-create something and do it inexpensively? It's a great idea.

I do believe the color of your bedroom is VERY similar to my new blue room... I haven't used blue since about 1985 and I am LOVING it again.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

AUDRA said...

loving you bed spread and LOVE those monogrammed light shades. THANKS!!

Ginger said...

Cool! Great idea for his and her things! You normally only see towels and such...Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Chrissie said...

Great look. I love the lamps!

The Price's said...

very cute idea!!!!! i may have to try this!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Awesome! Dang, I wish I had seen this last week! I just did a monogram on a lampshade..with a ribbon. But this would have looked better.

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