Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I'm in the mood for...crafting!

Aren't random crafts the BEST! My boring lamps had been bothering me for some time. I love the shape of the base and added the drum shades a couple years ago. But, I was bored.

I stumbled across a blog where she had used vinyl decals to make a monogram. I tried in vain to find it today. I ended up improvising. 
I could not find a J that I liked that matched our other initials. So I ended up using two different fonts. Shhh!
 I typed up each letter in Word and printed them out individually. Ok, now what. 
They were too thin to cut out and trace.
 On accident, I figured it out. 
As I was carrying the shade and the J, it slipped and the J went inside the shade. Light bulb! So I taped each letter to the inside of the shade, held it up to the light, and traced away with a sharpie.

End result..........LOVE!



They looks SO good in person. I was going to paint over the sharpie with brown paint but I think they look so good as is. They look vintage as if they were silk screened on many moons ago. Yay!

PS: Thanks for your help hubby!!!

31 comments:

  1. That's the ideal lightbulb moment! It looks fantastic...nice work! It's so nice to add personality to our homes and this is a great way to do it.

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  2. I just love your lamp! Super cute. I hope you stop by www.pandoras-craftbox.com and link up!

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  3. Adorable!

    Would love for you to link up to our "Uncommonly Yours" link party!! ;)

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/12/uncommonly-yours-link-party-8.html

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  4. never.would.have.figured.that.out.
    THANK YOU!!! I've been wanting to do this for so long. Now I can. I just LOVE blogging. Btw, I'm a new follower. Pop over for a visit sometime!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  5. I love monograms, and this lamp turns out great! Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com. Happy new year! My

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  6. What a great idea! I really need to update my lamps. Just stopping by to thank you for your sweet comment and to answer your question about my rug. I found it on overstock.com.

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  7. Love your lamp-I'm your newest follower- found you from Kristen's Creations-stop over for a visit!!

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  8. This is AMAZING! I love what you did! So creative!

    I'm stopping over from Nifty Thrifty Things linky party. I just became your newest follower and would love to have you come check out my blog and follow me too!

    -Sarah @Adventures of Our Fami-Ly

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  9. Whoa! A 'brilliant' idea! Looks amazing!

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  10. WOW... Thanks for the post... I've been wanting to try this idea. You make me feel brave!

    Buffie
    http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com

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  11. How pretty and it sounds like it was easy for you to do with a little trial and error. I am a new follower visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  12. um that is super smart. I love the new look! thanks for sharing!

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  13. a sharpie? seriously that looks so cool!

    I’m having a link party on my blog today if you want to come over and share this I’d be just tickled pink! Here’s the link if you’re interested! http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/t-time-51-and-link-party.html Happy New Year, Maria

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  14. Thanks for posting...a simple technique that I wouldn't have thought of!

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  15. Cute post! I'm having a Linky party too! I would love it if you would link up your favorite posts. Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party

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  16. Love the monogram! Sometimes the best projects come out of happy accidents and it seems like this was one, too!

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  17. This is inspired! Great design with the two different fonts. I'm creating some burlap runners and may try to stencil the ends of them with some kind of fancy letters. Thanks for the good idea! CJ

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  18. WHO KKNEW!!!! Fabulous job! This looks So professional:)I LOVE the way the letters turned out,thanks,Deidre~http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  19. Are you kiddin'....that is fantastic! I love it when I find a great blog...that's you! I'm following, so stop by and visit anytime, Lori

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  20. Just saw your "Meanest Mom"...I gave a talk on this in church when I was growing up...love it!

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  21. So cute and creative! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you come back next Saturday and share more of your ideas. -The Sisters

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  22. Thank you all so much for your comments. You made this year start of amazing for us!!!!!! :)

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  23. There are so many amazing thing you can do with the humble sharpie! Have you seen pictures of people's wallpaper done with sharpies? They are so cool. Anyway, I love how your lampshade turned out!

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  24. I had seen that done before but forgot about it when I wanted to monogram a shade this Christmas. Thanks for the reminder and the tutorial. Blessings.
    Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures. Hope you will visit me.

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  25. I love how this came out. I will be featuring it tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  26. Love it!! I JUST bought a burlap shade at Target. So, did you use a brown sharpie pen?

    Also, where in AR are you? I'm in LR.

    Amanda

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  27. So elegant! I love how subtle the monogram is. Great font too! Thanks for linking it up!

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  28. In LOVE with this idea as I am a sucker for anything monogrammed. It looks so professional, great job! Thanks for linking up to our Friday Block Party!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

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