Monday, October 17, 2011

Anthropologie Inspired Lamp Tutorial #2

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Yes, this is the second lamp shade that I have ripped off from Anthropologie.  I can't help it.  They have some great stuff!

You might remember the first one...  If you missed it, click here for the tutorial.  If you already know what I'm talking about, I chose an indigo blue for the base to match my craigslist chair.  Like it?

So, here is Anthro #2.

Before, straight from The Home Depot

This was my first attempt to change it.  I painted the base yellow.  Then I made the removable ruffle shade and showed my husband, who very un-politically correctly (or however you say that) told me that it was a bit too feminine for him.  It wasn't doing it for me either so I changed it again (but I'll post the tutorial for those of you who can handle ruffles).


After: Final

This is the lamp from anthropologie.com with the light on...
 ...and off.

Like I said, this lamp shade was Anthropologie inspired... not an exact replica.

Here is the tutorial!

Step 1: Cut out material to fit around your lamp shade.  I used burlap and I realize this isn't a perfect cut out but in the end it worked perfectly.  NOTE: Do not cut a rectangle and expect it to fit your shade unless the top is the same size as the bottom.  I know from experience (on Anthro #1).

Step 2: Glue the bottom of the burlap onto the inside bottom of the lamp shade.

Step 3: Glue the top of the burlap to the inside top of the lamp shade, making sure to pull the material tight to avoid creases or loose fabric.

Step 4: Fold the edge under and hot glue it along the side.  I also glued the start of the fabric to the lamp shade.

Step 5: Cut out the petals for the flowers and place them on the shade where you want them.  I used 8 petals per big flower and 6 per small flower.

Step 6: Glue the petals into place by gluing them all together at the center of the flower and each separate petal at the end.  I did not glue the entire petal down.

Step 7: Glue a cute center piece for each flower.  I used 7 small pearls and 3 large pearls for the big flowers and 3 small pearls for the small flowers.


What do you think of the final project?



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43 comments:

  1. Wow, I like your's better! So cute!!

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  2. Great idea!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  3. I really prefer yours because it's prettier during the day.

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  4. This is beautiful! I bet the white really pops when lit up!

    http://crafthappily.blogspot.com/

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  5. I just did an Anthro knock off lamp too! Love your version also :) I'm posting my tutorial tomorrow I hope ;) Great Job!

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  6. I love the lamp & you've inspired me to try it! Found you thru Coastal Charm & I'm your newest follower. Hope you can stop by sometime!

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  7. This looks so good! I need to redo my lamps. I think I will copy! :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

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  8. Well done! I really like the texture of the lamp shade now, tho the other versions were interesting, too. There's one for almost any style!

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  9. Those were incredible collection from this past week! Can't wait to visit your site and also what you did past, will visit also after some week. Thanks for hostessing the party.

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  10. Great update! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  11. Love your lamp! Thankfully my husband doesn't complain about ruffles, but I really do like this new one!

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  12. Oh I LOVE it! Fabulous job. I adore how the white pops against the burlap.
    Found you on Lil Luna!
    -Maureen
    www.releasemecreations.com

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  13. Inspiring ideas! I also love your fall mantel! Great things for me to try and follow!

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  14. Really cute tut Kelli! You are awesome and I enjoy ALL of your posts. You make the cutet lampshades known to (wo)mankind!

    Smiles, visiting from Bunny Jean's Linky party,
    Suzanne in NW IL

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  15. Really cute redo - like yours better! Your tut was very clear and well done, too. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop.
    xoxo
    Joy

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  16. Very cool lamp! I bet it looks so pretty with the light on. Loving the yellow too.

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  17. Hey.... another easy "looking" project that I can do too! I love it when you share these ideas.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  18. Wow! I really love what you did - and the fact you did your own interpretation as well. Fantastically creative!!!

    Take care,
    Christina
    designingbynumbers.blogspot.com

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  19. This is a very good "dupe"! You did an excellent job! So creative! (I'm here from Bunny Jean's hop)

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  20. Hi, Kelli
    Just love the lamp. Its looks great. I found your blog from A creative Princess link party. I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com

    Have a great weekend,
    Vanessa

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  21. Love it. This is beautiful and I love all the step by step directions!

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  22. I think the design is perfect for the shape of that lamp!

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  23. Ok, that is just too cute! Really - you've done a lovely job on that shade!

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  24. That looks great!! What a neat idea! I do like the ruffled one too, but I like this even better. Would you share it here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/csh-thursday-link-party.html

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  25. Such fun. It is challenging sharing a house with a boy isn't it? :0 I am going to be doing some lamps for our Traveling Door sale so these ideas are so spot on for me. Thanks so much for bring this to Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  26. I featured your lamp on Bedazzle Me Monday! It was last week's most viewed link!! Feel free to stop by and grab a feature button :)

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  27. Wow that is so cute. I was just looking at lamps today in a store, now I might be making one!

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  28. i featured you!!!1

    http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/10/anything-goes-40-highlights-from-39.html

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  29. Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring this tomorrow! Stop by and grab a featured button!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com

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  30. I just LOVE this!!!! Thank you so much for the great tutorial and for the inspiration! :o) I am so in love with lamp up-cycles right now!! Thank you for linking up!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  31. We loved your lampshade so much we're featuring you today at our {{What I Made Wednesday}} Linky Party! If you'd like, come and grab a featured button!


    Briana
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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  32. This is really just gorgeous!! I love it! :) Thanks for linking up to Think Pink Sundays - I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/10/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-26/

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  33. This is wonderful and has just inspired me to create a lampshade for my teenage daughter's room. Recently painted her lamps in her surf themed room and have been looking for the perfect lamp shades. These will go perfectly with the burlap curtains I just made and will be a fun project to do together! Look for them soon on my blog http://astylishinterior.blogspot.com/ Thanks!!

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  34. This is outstanding...so very cute. This week I am not having the newbie party, it is the magazine copy cat challenge. See you next week instead.

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  35. Great job at your copy cat project! Thanks for sharing the tutorial also. I saw your post over at Debbiedoos.

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  36. WOW you did a great job! Love the textures you've added.

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  37. I love it.. if you bought that made it would cost a fortune .. Unique and inspired.. well done, indeed.

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  38. Really cute! I bet it looks even cute when lit up. You did a great job replicating the Anthro one!

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  39. Loving your work, do you sell any of your designs or make to order? I love anything which is unique and really like your work. Let me know if you do, thanks!

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    1. Hi! Thank you! I haven't really made to order but I'm not opposed to it. Let me know if you are interested in something.

      Kelli

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