DIY Floral + Ruffle Lamp Shade

One of my favorite crafts to create in a bedroom makeover is a lamp makeover. It’s so easy to find a cheap, bland lamp base and shade and add some embellishments to make them match your décor.

easy DIY flower lamp shade makeoverFor Ellie’s bedroom makeover I started with a plain white lamp & shade. For the rest of the supplies I gathered some hot pink ruffle ribbon and some canvas flowers from Michael’s.

easy lamp makeoverI started by hot gluing the ribbon ruffle trim around the top and bottom part of the lamp shade.

flower lamp makeoverNext I added the canvas flowers. I decided to only use the light and dark blue flowers to match the rest of the room décor. Just three flowers at the top of the shade, and another three towards the bottom.

floral lamp makeoverSuper simple, but love that this now matches the rest of the colorful room!

DIY flower lamp shade makeover

flower DIY lamp shade makeover

DIY lamp shade makeoverAnd if you want to see another lamp shade makeover that was for Ellie, check out my Anthropologie-inspired flowered lamp shade. Still one of my favorite craft projects!

Or my family room lamp shade makeover!

lamp shade makeover

So do you like to match a lot of décor for your kids rooms?
Aren’t lamp shades one of the easiest projects out there?
I foresee more of these in my future ;)

easy DIY flower lamp shade makeover


DIY Striped Floral Basket + GIVEAWAY!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope you guys had a nice extended weekend and got to spend some time with family and loved ones.

I used some of my extra time over the weekend to work on some smaller craft projects for our temporary bedrooms at my brother’s house. Most of my projects these days seem to be focused around organization since we don’t have much room to spread our wings.

opi paint palette projectI found a really cool cork box for 50% off from Hobby Lobby and some adorable paper flowers to match my color scheme. The paint I chose is from the 2015 OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington: the Adventurista palette, available exclusively at The Paint Studio from Ace Hardware.

adventurista OPI paint colors ace hardware

The three colors I chose for the basket (from front to back): Hello Hawaii Ya, Just Lanai-ing Around, and Do They Take Lei Away.

opi paint palette ace hardwareTo get started I taped off the basket using painter’s tape.

opi paint DIY basketThen I just used a small artist’s paint brush and filled in my gaps.

striped painted basketAfter I let it dry I used a hot glue gun to adhere the paper flowers to the front of the basket.

striped floral DIY basketAnd here’s the final look!

floral striped painted basketA perfect place to keep those odds and ends,
with a little bit of flair of course.

opi painted striped basket

floral painted basket

DIY floral striped painted basketThere’s three different color palettes available from OPI and Clark+Kensington: The Adventurista, The Natural and The Creative Genius (total of 20 new colors). This is your opportunity to bring OPI’s fashion-forward colors to life for home décor!

And now for the fun part…

Today one lucky winner will receive a
$100 gift card to Ace Hardware.

ace hardware gift cardJust leave a comment below telling me which color from the
2015 OPI Color Palette you’d like to try!

Winner will be chosen one week from today!

If you want to see more projects from the Ace Hardware team,
check them out HERE!

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 I am a member of the Ace Bloggers Panel and Ace Hardware has provided me with materials for this project. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.

diy floral striped basket