2.11.2011

orange ya glad

So back when I posted this little blurb about dyeing lampshades I was a little skeptical if I could pull it off or not.  But I decided to give it a go.  Worst case scenario I would have to buy a new $9 lampshade from Target, but best case scenario it would work and I'd have a fun new lampshade.


OK, well its not as pretty as this professional orange lampshade- but I'm really happy with the results.

I'll share with you the results and a few tips and tricks for dyeing on Monday.

Happy weekend everyone!


(photo from Style at Home by Tamara Robbins Griffith)

22 comments:

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

That Hermes orange lamp shade looks great with the zebra wallpaper. Can’t wait to see your finished product! Be sure to enter my giveaway for a gift card from CNS stores. TGIF!!! xx

Stephanie Sabbe said...

tease

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

cant wait to see what you did, but Im sure it will be great, you are a handy gal :)
LOVE the wallpaper!

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

i never even thought of dying a lampshade, does it look good when the light is on? I tried spray painting a lampshade once and it was a complete disaster. if any spot absorbed more paint it would show as a big dot as soon as the light was on.

I am so excited to see the results!

Karena said...

I do need a tutorial on anything as beautiful as this orange lampshade!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

pve design said...

I am dyeing to see it...show us the light lady!!! I bet it looks fun.
pve

Ashley said...

Waiting anxiously...I have a lampshade that's dyeing (hehe) to be spruced up!

Beatriz said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! This inspiration is fab.

Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's day!

B.

April a.k.a. "A. Liz" said...

Oh gosh, can't wait to see it! The process just sounds hard, please let it be easy. :)

Can't wait til Monday!

emily @ the happy home said...

can't wait to see!
i was about to get very, very jealous of your zebra wallpaper, until you said that this wasn't your house!

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Awesome! Perfect timing, as I'm out of options for the shape/color of shade I need (read: impossible to get in Brazil)
Can't wait!

Erin {HuddyP} said...

I can't wait to see it! I have two shades I've been thinking of covering with fabric but dyeing seems less painful (I don't trust myself with a glue gun.)

Betsy said...

Gorgeous!

quintessence said...

Love this shot with the pop of orange. I'm sure yours is lovely as well - looking forward to seeing on Monday. Have a wonderful weekend!

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

if it looks anything like that little number i say big success.

Mariska Meijers said...

just landed on your blog through kelly Green blog! Being Dutch the orange immediately caught my eye!

Kelly Krugh said...

Thanks for the hairdryer tip! I'm going to redo mine this weekend and see if it helps!!! Have a great weekend!

Cheryl E. said...

Yay! I love your blog, its so fun! I am officially a new follower :)

VICTORIA said...

Hermes orange lamp shade looks Gorgeous!Can't wait to see the finished project. happy weekend!Love your Blog so much!

Cyn said...

Who makes the wallpaper....anyone know? LOVE

Danielle said...

Totally can't wait, as I have been wanting to do the exact same thing!!! See you Monday for sure, so glad I found your blog...had to follow of course!

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