{ Anthro Knock off Shade }

I pretty much love every product Anthropologie sells.
Who doesn't?  The prices, not so much.
So, every now and them I've gotta knock off an idea I see at Anthropogie.
My latest victim, a lamp shade. I love the one above.
But, besides not needing another lamp, I don't need the $98 price tag. (and that just for the shade people!)

So, I set out to recreate the same look for little to no cost...
Here's my simple, cute Homegoods lamp. (with ho humm shade)

Although the shade already had a burlap like fabric on it, I wanted to add my own.
I laid the shade on top of the burlap and hot glued, then rolled, hot glued, then rolled.

I trimmed the burlap after I glued it to the shade.  I wanted it a little messy and crumpled for more texture.
I folded the edge when I got the the seem.

After that, I glued my fabric flowers around the shade. No rhyme or reason, just a natural flow of flowers.
(I also frayed the edges of the burlap around the bottom of the shade for a more distressed feel.

Ta-Da! Here's the side by side...

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  1. This is adorable, love your version, great job!

  2. Love this! I even think your version is better :)

  3. I have GOT TO LEARN how to make those little flowers! I like your shade better too! Love the little flowers and the fringe...it has a shabby wonderful feel to it.

  4. We are kindred spirits ... I embellished an old lamp of mine last year ~ pretty nice if I say so myself. YOURS is amazing.

  5. Very cute! Your embellishments add a lot of life to the lamp! :)

  6. What can't you do? AH-MA-ZING!

  7. Found your blog via "Sew many ways".
    Lovely lamp shade you have made, and a lovely price tag too:) I enjoyed being here...

  8. How pretty is that!

  9. Great job, found you via sew many ways also!! So so pretty!!

  10. Beautiful job. I like yours better - simpler, which I prefer. Question - does the hot glue show through the fabric? (What I really mean is do you need to make sure you glue in nice lines or can you be a bit messy and the project is forgiving enough?) I worry that the light would show the glue lines.

  11. Wow what a beautiful a lamp share with us. You have done best and creative work on lamp. I like this flower so much. You have done great work.

  12. Very nice! I'm not surprised. You're an amazing knock off artist!

  13. I have to try to make one for my house. I love it!



Meet Denise

Denise Sabia, designer, DIYer and owner of The Painted Home, takes everyday items found in flea markets, thrift shops or simply along the roadside and turns them into unique pieces that freshen and warm your home … without breaking your budget. Denise began dabbling in design over 20 years ago and studied at Philadelphia University. Her client base continued to grow as did her portfolio of work, branching out to decorating entire homes. Denise lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. with her 3 kids, a dog, rabbit, 3 chickens, a gecko, and the oldest living hermit crab known to man.


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