I found this lamp at Target a couple weeks ago.
It was about half price, and I got another 5% off of it. I really like the color of the base, but the lamp shade was really plain.
I thought of several different ways to decorate. Originally, I was planing to do some sort of ombre paint chip decoration, but I couldn't find the right color paint samples, and it didn't look right. I also thought about recovering it with a sweater. I even found one that was pretty close in color, but it also just didn't look quite right.
Finally, I thought back to some ribbon I had from a summer wreath I made, and I knew it would go well with the lamp shade. You can't see much of the ribbon in the only pic I found of that wreath, but it's at the very top.
Here is what I ended up with as a final product:
I used a glue gun to to add the ribbon at the top and bottom. I think it added a nice decorative touch. At one point, I thought about adding a beading around the center, and I bought some beads. However, once I laid them on it, it looked too cluttered.
I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Now, I just need to find the perfect spot for this lamp. :)
I also did some more amigurumi projects this week, but I am not quite ready to share them. I have a bear that needs to be stitched together and a project that I will not be able to post until next weekend after a baby shower. I finished another amigurumi bird, and I will post it later with the bear. I am definitely enjoying these amigurumi projects, and I already have a couple of other ones in the works.