Before & After: Transforming a Lampshade

published Jul 8, 2011
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I have a hard time looking at vintage lamps and overcoming the often bland and dreary shades that adorn them. Looking at a DIY like this, though, inspires me to broaden my vision!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Heather Spriggs Thompson is a designer, artist and stylist with an extremely inspiring blog titled, appropriately, Heather Spriggs. One of her most recent projects was to transform the lackluster shade that came on an otherwise beautiful milk glass lamp. The result of her efforts is stripped down and very architectural, but at once feminine and delicate.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

By simply stripping down the shade to its bare bones, wrapping the resulting frame in twine, and adorning it with strips of floral fabric, she breathed new life into this hum-drum shade. I love the end result, and could picture this delicate and feminine lamp with a low-wattage bulb on my bedside!

If you haven’t visited her blog or her online magazine, Gatherings, you should. Soon!