A Little Lampshade Change Up

Some projects are big and some are quite small. This is one of those tiny ones {a five minute project} that I love to check off the list. A while back I added some ribbon to a lamp in our master bedroom. I was also inspired by my friend Carmel’s lamps in her dining room. IMG_7072 The lampshade in my living room was really bugging me because the shade color is so close to the wall color. It’s a little tough to see in this photo because I had the light on {big no-no, I know}. IMG_4837 So I whipped out the trusty old glue gun and some black grosgrain ribbon and the trim was done in five minutes. I just placed one spot of glue on the seem, wrapped the ribbon around, cut, and glued the two ends to each other. I can very easily remove the black ribbon if I need to. IMG_6755IMG_4830IMG_6757 Do you spy my new design books from Santa on the side table? This nightstand turned living room end table also doubles as my downstairs office. I hide away my laptop and inspiration binders in there. The room gets great morning light so that is where I like to do most of my blogging and design boards. IMG_4819 Next up is lining the back of my built ins with a fabric. What to choose?? How about you. Any five minute projects lately? For more quick and easy ideas you can check out these: Quick and Easy Projects


  1. says

    Love the addition on the ribbon! Super easy, but makes a great statement. I recently purchased some of the same decor books as well. Been doing little 5 minute organizing here and there.

  2. says

    i love the ribbon and i love when small projects make big impact. i posted about a lampshade makeover today and our lamps are pretty similar. mine took longer than 5 min, but it was mindless work.

  3. says

    Love that. I'm really into black and white stripes these days, so maybe I'll have to find something to add stripes to!

    If you're ever w/o a topic, I would love to know your favorite design books. I want to buy some (of course with great pictures), but I'm not sure where to start. Just a thought!

  4. says

    Hi Courtney, I just found your site today and LOVE it!!!!! You have so many great ideas and none of them look too difficult or complicated for this beginning DIY'er. I cannot wait to start some of the projects I have found here. Thank you so much for posting all of these beautiful projects and tutorials and keep on inspiring.

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