Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Colorful shades

I know that the image below was only an ad in the latest issue of Ivy & Piper, but for me it was a mini interiors spread.

Don't you just love everything about this Black & Spiro's ad?

My favorite part has to be the colorful lamp shades made out of Otomi fabric.

Otomi fabric can be rather pricey and the thought of having to cut up $300+ coverlet is not appealing to me, but a less expensive solution would be to purchase a table runner for this project!

This table runner is only $80 and it would easily cover a couple or a bunch of lampshades depending on the size.

For a similar look and for even less $$$ I would go with this table runner for $25.

Now all you need is a pair of scissors and a glue gun and you are in business.

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Anonymous Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

My favorite thing about all of these new shelte mags popping up online is that even the advertisments are inspiring -- that one especially!

November 16, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Kerri - Driftwood Interiors said...

I was in at Black and Spiro last week, and this little vignette inspired a new painting. You can check it out on my FB page if you're interested:

Anna's store is as gorgeous as you'd imagine, and so is she. Lovely post! K x

November 16, 2010 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

ugh anna spiro is just amazing

November 16, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabric...I especially like your affordable pick. Great work!


November 16, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabric...I especially like your affordable pick. Great work!


November 16, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Miranda @ Haute Headquarters said...

Good lord, that is a gorgeous table runner. But why do I think $80 is still too much for a table runner? But if you make lampshades out of that table runner it all of a sudden makes more sense. Two lampshades, $40 a pop? Awesome.

November 16, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Evie said...

I love Otomi fabric! Just wish it was a leeeeetle bit cheaper!

Now those lamp shades have just doubled my love of the fabric!

November 16, 2010 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Joi said...

Ooh, I love that image and the table runner! : )

November 16, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh - I love those lamp shades.

I also really love that World Market table runner. It would be so perfect in my dining room/library.

Thanks for the link.

November 16, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Noelle at Gray Paint Decor said...

Love this image. And I kinda want the lamp bases to be light purple.

November 17, 2010 at 1:36 AM  
Anonymous Dina @ Honey + Fitz said...

I had this exact thought when I saw this pic because I'm obsessed with how to get sme Otomi in my life without springing for the coverlet. My only issue is the way the runner is oriented, wouldn't all the birds, etc in the print end up sideways on the shade? That would bother me. Or maybe I'm not looking at it right? Would love your input because I'm dying to do this!

November 17, 2010 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger kelleyp said...

love it. good call on the table runners.

November 17, 2010 at 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Robyn said...

The World Market Suzani is perfect for my entry! So glad you posted about it. I've been looking for something to either cover a lamp shade or the drum shade that will be handing in my entry very soon. I have the drum shade just need to talk the hubs into taking down the UGLY brass carriage pendant.

Thank you! Thank you!

November 17, 2010 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Angela Vaughn said...

I just wrote a post on how you inspired me with this post to do this DIY project. And of course linked back to you! Thanks for the great idea.


November 30, 2010 at 10:15 AM  

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