Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Coffee Filter Lampshade

Ok I know what you're thinking... she did what with coffee filters?  But you read it right folks, I coffee filtered my lampshade.  And it looks freaking awesome!   It was pretty easy actually and I've been seeing alot of coffee filtered things on the internet including lampshades.  I figured it couldn't be too hard to mess this kind of craft up, so I got out my coffee filters and my hot glue gun and went to work.  The lampshade was already red, and I was worried the red was going to peek through the coffee filters and look kinda tacky, but when the light is on it looks so pretty.  Which you will see from the pictures below.

All you have to do for this particular DIY, is scrunch up the filter, hot glue the bottom and stick it on the shade. You want to put them pretty close together so you don't have gaps.

The only bummer with this particular lamp is that the shade doesn't come off.  I was wanting to spray paint the base of the lamp too, but since the shade doesn't come off, I didn't bother with painting the base.  It still looks so cute.  I think I may incorporate coffee filtered lampshades into our bedroom remodel too.

What do you think?

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Tina said...

Is that going to catch on fire?
It does look pretty though!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

I would never have thought that this would work, but it does look great.
I love it when it is lit - it reminds me of a jelly fish.

The Painted Parlor said...

So cute!!!! I'm gonna try it!

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

Thats really cute! I just posted about a lamp I made that my daughter thinks looks like was made with coffee filters.

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