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« on: July 23, 2009 01:11:34 PM »

Awhile back I was doing some online shopping (aka. drooling over things I can't currently afford) and found this fab lampshade from Anthropologie:

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Appliqued organza flowers of pink and citrine ricochet across hardbacked cotton. * Hardbacked * Cotton, styrene, metal * 10"H, 16" diameter * Imported style #960002 $128.00

$128.00 for a lampshade?? Umm.. nope. Can't quite swing that.

Instead I went to a thrift store, bought a decent enough looking lampshade for $3.00, some fabric paint at the craft store, and a nice bunch of Sharpie pens. This is my take on the Anthropologie.com lampshade:







Not too bad! For a mere $9.00 I have almost the same look!

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009 01:39:16 PM »

Very cute! Im always copying anthropologie ! they have the best ideas but there prices are sky high!
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009 01:56:11 PM »

i like yours better
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009 02:05:48 PM »

i like yours better.  it has sparkle. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009 02:07:48 PM »

Awesome!! I'd love to see it all lit up on a lamp!
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009 02:22:36 PM »

You did a great job replicating that over-priced shade!!  I really like the sparkle  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009 03:30:06 PM »

What gets me is some idiot is going to pay $128 for that shade. You did an awesome copy. Like the others, I do like yours better.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2009 03:59:18 PM »

Simply lovely.

I wish I had that kind of talent.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2009 04:30:36 PM »

Yours looks way better! Fantastic recycling!
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2009 06:51:23 PM »

Love this!  You are so smart to do this yourself!  Now, when you get compliments on your lamp (as I'm sure you will) you can say: "Oh, I made that myself."  I love it.  Grin
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