Today my first guest in “The Quick Fix” series is Elizabeth from The Little Black Door. She’s sharing a great tip that can work with any style.
Elizabeth is not only a “blog friend”, but a fellow designer and resident Missouri girl. We’ve had the chance to meet up a few times for drinks (gin and tonics with lime!), and let me tell you she is the real deal. Witty, funny, laid back, and 100% real. You might have seen her home featured in Better Homes & Garden’s “Refresh” magazine this fall.
Yes, this girl has been published. In print. More than once. There’s some clout for ya’.
All that to say, she knows a thing or two about decorating, and I’m so excited to share her “Quick Fix” with us this morning…
ELIZABETH’S QUICK FIX: RECOVER A LAMPSHADE
In my opinion, a room is not finished without lamps. Their impact is a thing of beauty. A variety of lamps in a room at various spots, heights and wattage provide character and warmth to a room that is immeasurable. But often, unless you have some serious $$ to drop, lamp shades are a big yawn.
So the quick decor fix that I like to pull out of my back pocket is covering those simple shades in fabric. Suddenly that lame shade can be the star of the show. And if there is an expensive fabric you’ve had on your wish list, this is the perfect chance to use it since covering a shade will require less than a yard. (Actual amount depends on the size of the shade.)
LAMPSHADE UPDATE DIY
The process itself is simple:
Albertina || Mimosa Lane says
I Love Elizabeth and her blog, taste and design sense. Her girls’ bedroom is the cutest as is the rest of her beautiful home. Love these lamp shade tips.
Agreed! Elizabeth is a decor genius:) Thanks for popping by today.
such a great and easy fix! i love elizabeth’s fun and timeless style!
Jennifer @ The Pink Pagoda says
Elizabeth can do anything — so talented! Changing a lampshade is a perfect quick fix!
Agreed! Elizabeth has mad skills:) Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer.
Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com/blog says
ELizabeth is so fabulous and what a great quick fix!
Amen to that! She a rare find in “SHow-Me” State too. A lot of designers in our area could learn a thing or two from her. Thanks for stopping by, Krystine. I love YOUR work too.
That is an amazing quick fix. I love her style
Ditto, Veronica! Thanks for popping by today.
Seriously love Elizabeth or as I like to call her, my sister from another mister. This is such a great quick fix and delivers such a great impact. I love it and I love this series. Cant wait to see what all the other guest bloggers have to share:)
She is the best, huh? I think the three of us could get into some decor trouble together…Or at least have fun at happy hour:)
Excellent tip and so timely because I just missed out on a gorgeous shade at a consignment store I should have grabbed immediately!! Thank so much!!!
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That is such a great tip for those of us who can’t drop $$$$ on fabulous lamps! I love the fabric shades in Elizabeth’s little girls’ room. Such a fun pattern and pop in front of the windows.
Beth of designPOST interiors says
I wish I could know all your little tricks Elizabeth! And I, too am on the hunt for an old portrait. So far I haven’t found anything that isn’t super creepy!
Pam @ Simple Details says
Love Elizabeth and her killer style, and I’m so jealous of your real life meet up, she’s a sweetheart!
Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door says
Thanks for having me my friend! 🙂
Sole@ decorativos says
La habitación resultó increíble! Me encanta las siluetas sobre la camas!! Siéntase orgulloso de lo que ha logrado y qué estás haciendo esto es muy inspirador
Thank you so much for the sweet words. I hope you’ll continue to follow along:)