Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lamp Shade Latitude and Longitude

I have long admired the demijohn lamps in Pottery Barn and it kills me when bloggers show a table full of demijohns they found at goodwill or better yet just beside the road!  Seriously. 
Where do you people live?  The Land of the Lucksters, obviously.  
Needless to say I couldn't find a demijohn where I live to save my life.  But my mom did find this little number at Goodwill for $3.99.  Many Thanks mommy!

Okay, so he isn't a demijohn (not even when I squint) but I liked him.  He had ripped black felt on the bottom that I painstakingly goo be goned off (my tennis elbow screaming in pain the whole time). 
He needed a special top hat so off to Target I ran (any excuse, right?)  and bought the bigger version of the lampshade I used here.  

I've seen a couple lampshades on pinterest with numbers on them but I wanted something special...I decided to go with the latitude and longitude of the town where the hubsters and I grew up, met, and fell in looooove. 
Using these supplies:

I made this:

When the lamp is turned on you can't really see the numbers. sweeeeeet.  I haven't been blogging much since I have been slogging my way through a h.u.g.e project.  It is the never ending project. Whew.  Can't wait to show you!

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  1. I love this! It is so much betetr than my Goodwill/Target bottle lamp! The shade is fabulous, what a sweet idea! I'm a new follower!


  2. Love the lamp and especially the shade. Too cute!

  3. I need to make about 5 different lamp shades. This is a great idea and turned out so nice and classy.

  4. Hi That's beautiful!!!! Love the idea!!!! Rani

  5. Jen, The lampshade is really cute and it looks great on your lamp. Thanks for joining my party.
    xo, Sherry