Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Made Over Lamp Shades and a Freebie from my Western Theme...

Happy Terrific Tuesday everyone! I was trying to link up yesterday to get in on Monday Made It this week, but my camera did not want to cooperate-it died as I was uploading the pictures and of course I didn't have anymore batteries-my before picture was lost in the madness!!  Oh well, maybe next time.  Well anyway I will share what I made today.  I have had these lamps forever but I needed new lamp shades for them.  I was able to find the lamp shades for $1.99 each-I love clearance items and so does my pocketbook.

I jazzed them up a little by adding my bandana print fabric...
I think I will add red or blue binding at the top and bottom of the shade to make it POP!
I actually found denim binding. Here are the updated lamps...

I can't wait to go to my classroom on Thursday and continue working in my room. I will  start posting pics of completed areas.

I saw this cute idea on Pinterest:
    
I created my own wanted sign and will place it in the bag along with a (western back to school packet) with the twine wrapped around it and the badge. This will be on their desk on the first day of school.  They will write about why school is important and this will become part of the hallway display. Click on the picture if you would like a copy...
Here is another adorable idea...
My creation:
Now I must go and watch The Godfather II on AMC!! Yes! I am into Mob movies.  The Godfather Trilogy are my all time favorite movies. See Ya!!

22 comments:

  1. Too cute:) Love your lamps and the western themed ideas you found!
    ~Carole
    kindercarole

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  2. Very cute !! I love the added denim - definitely makes it pop. :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  3. Crystal you did awesome!! I love all of your cute western themed items. Where were lamp shades on clearance? I've been wanting to make a lamp for my pirate theme. :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      Thanks!! I found the lamp shades at this store called Conway. I live in SC. Don't really think that is a popular store-I had never heard of them until the store opened a few years ago. I would compare it to Rugged Warehouse.

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  4. Oh Crystal...I can't wait to see your room all put together! I love your lamps...too cute. I might have to make one for my nephew...my sister found some cute western theme things for his room at a yard sale and is redoing it. Keep up the good work!

    Vicky
    Keep Calm & Imagine

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    1. Hey Vicky,
      What's up girl!! I am waiting on yours too! When do you go back? I go back on 8/13.

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    2. Sweet! I go back on the 13th too! The kiddos will start on the 20th. So much to do and so little time! I started in my room today and just posted some pics, but nothing exciting. Today I just cleaned out and reorganized all the supply cabinets! I am exhausted and off to bed! When are you starting in your room?

      Vicky
      Keep Calm & Imagine

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    3. I had already put my room together (moved all the furniture where it belonged) when I was teaching summer school because I was having surgery the first week in July and would not be able to do any heavy lifting when I got back-so now I will just do the decorating. My kiddos come on the 20th as well!!

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  5. Love, Love, Love it!!!! You are so creative. I want to switch themes now!

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  6. Hey, Crystal! I *LOVE* those lamp shades! You're talented, girl! If those lamps are a sneak preview, I can't wait to see what your room looks like! We get our keys on Thursday! I'm ready to get started to setting up my room! Your blog is too cute too! Don't you just love Jena? Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back soon:-)

    ~Tanya
    A+ Firsties

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    1. Hi Tanya,
      Thanks! I love decorating my classroom. I will be going in on Thursday to finish putting up my bulletin boards and organize/clean out clutter etc...

      Thanks for the blog love-Jena is DA Bomb.com!! (I was getting my Tamar on)ha ha ha!!!
      I will be checking you out as well!
      Crystal

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  7. Oh my gosh! So cute! I just uncovered one of my lamps that was looking a little dingy...you've inspired me!

    A Pirates Life for Us

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  8. I love the lamps, and the cute little bell. I am doing a garden theme, and if I hadn't bought stuff for it already, I would switch to the western theme....too cut, love your blog! I am your newsest follower.

    First Grade Journal

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!! At first I thought I may have made a mistake choosing a western theme, but I must say it is coming along nicely-thanks to Hobby Lobby!! Thanks for stopping by! I'll be checking in on ya!!

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  9. Looks like you have found many fabrics, papers, and other items to make your western theme really stand out! I'm sure it will be fun and the kids will love it!

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  10. Hey Jen,
    Thanks for for showing some blog love!!

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