These plain white lamps either side of the guest bed have been taunting me for weeks. What to do to them to make them a little more special?
I have spent hours thinking about them. I have scoured magazines, catalogues and web pages for inspiration. Then I got onto pinterest and was seriously side tracked setting up boards and pinning pictures. Back to the lampshades - what could I do?
- Add a simple trim?
- Make linen or hessian (burlap) flowers to attach?
- Cover them with pretty fabric or paper?
- Glue on buttons?
- Cover them with more Laura Ashley fabric? - No too much matching!
I found a lovely hydrangea design at The Graphic Fairy, and I thought I'd try to copy the design onto the lampshade. To say that didn't work would be an understatement.
Feeling a little disheartened, I went downstairs and made a cup of tea. Sitting on the dresser in front of me were some artificial hydrangeas I had recently bought from Recollection/Early Settler. Perhaps?
So in the end it only took me five minutes to snip the flowers from the stem and attach them with a hot glue gun.
I like the extra texture and dimension that they give the room, and I like the soft lilac/gray colour that they add to break up all the green.
The lampshades were $7.90 from Bunnings and the flowers were $5.95, so if I decide later on that I want to change them, I can easily remove the flower and re-cover them. But for now, I think they are beautiful.
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