Thinking Outside The Basket...

One rule to remember while decorating your home

1. There are no rules!

At least that's what I keep telling myself..ha!

Anyway, I have been on the look out  for that perfect lampshade.

No luck.

I wanted the shade to fit more than just my lamp.

I wanted it to say "Me".

"My Style"

No luck.

So I started searching outside the lampshade borders.

Got creative

and dove head first in the trash!




Ok...

not really.

But I did go to the waste basket section at Target.

There I found

IT!

The perfect shade that said

"Me"

all over it.


It worked pefect with the style of lamp that  I had .

I just unscrewed the finial on top

Poked it thru the basket

and


One lamp made just for me!


It shades the light just enough too.

I did make sure to place a low watt bulb inside

 just because the top of the shade was enclosed.



So here's to my new swanky

"trashy"

Lamp shade!

xoxox Susie~

63 comments:

  1. susie you are so funny...found it in the trash...too cute.
    Love your new lampshade. looks great paired with the glass base.

    I know what you mean about finding what shows your style. sometimes you have to think outside the box....errr basket.
    have a great day!

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  2. Clever! I love that it didn't require any drilling or rewiring! My kind of lamp project! You're "trashy" style is fabulous!

    Amy

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  3. Just discovered your blog. Love your creativity!

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  4. Great job! Love it! (Psst...the tag on the basket has Target's emblem).

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  5. Susie,
    sent ya an email. : )

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  6. Fantastic. Love it. Amen to thinking outside the box.

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  7. Great idea and so unique too:)
    ~Debra
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

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  8. Susie, its lovely! I love the mix of the glass and weave basket...so neat!!!

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  9. brilliant! gotta try it!

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  10. Smart girl! I love it. :)

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  11. Oh how creative you are! I would love to see a picture of it turned on!

    Nicole
    www.sobeautifullyinspired.blogspot.com

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  12. LOVE IT! One womans trash (can) is another woman's treasure. I think I might have to copy this one!

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  13. Looks fabulous, Susie!

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  14. That is SO cool! You are incredibly blessed with such creativity! Love it!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful, Susie!

    You are incredible! :)

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  16. You are one creative woman that's for sure. I ♥ it!!
    Hugs~
    T

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  17. Just stopping to say I love it!

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  18. You are crazy brilliant ! I am so inspired, I absolutely love your creativity and thinking outside the trash basket - fabulous !

    xoxo
    Kate

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  19. Danged cute! Nice thinking out of the basket.

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  20. Ooh, so cute!!!
    And, a wonderful idea too.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  21. Wow-great idea! My question is with such a dark shade, do you still get adequate light from it? I'm all about fashion and function. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~Karla

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  22. So cute!! I would have never thought of that. Great job.

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  23. Love it! Great idea!

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  24. what a fab idea! you "trashy" girl you! hehe! xoxo

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  25. Love that trashy idea! Lol. I have a lamp I adore but can't find a shade for - perhaps I should take a trip down the trash can aisle myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. You're so clever! I love it.

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  27. You give the words: "From trash to treasure" a whole new beautiful meaning!

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  28. You come up with the most wonderful ideas. I love your trashy thoughts!

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  29. When I grow up I want to be you ~ you are so clever! Love the new shade.

    Jo

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  30. Love the rattan and glass!

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  31. I love that trashy shade!! Funny I was thinking of doing the exact same thing for a single lamp on Em's night stand. I have a tiny vintage crystal lamp, but I actually found something else - You'll have to wait and see!

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  32. YOU brilliant chicky! The juxtaposition of the textural and organic feeling shade with the mod lucite base....GENIOUS! I heart you Susie! ;-)

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  33. The shade is really cute! I Love that you think outside the box.
    xo, Sherry

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  34. Susie, that is awesome! I LOVE how you think out of the square! A trash basket lampshade, go figure!! Clever lady. Hugs to you ~ Tina xx

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  35. who wouldn't love a swanky trashy lampshade from Target. . . :)

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  36. Genius! I would have never thought to look in the trash can aisle. I have that same lamp....with a regular shade!

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  37. Your creative vision is not only outside the boX, it's off the charts ~ ingenious!

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  38. Susie,
    You are the cutest!
    What a great idea!
    It looks so nice in your bedroom.
    Have a great day tomorrow!
    Hugs,
    maria

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  39. Hi Susie, been a while since I visited, but just in time to see that beautiful lamp shade you made. When you said "Think out of the box" I have a sign that says that, "How can I think out of the box, when I work in a cube" My craft room is small right now and that's what it reminds me of. I also love the flag you made. You are an amazing talented woman. Hugs, Pat

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  40. Clever indeed. The texture of the waste basket is awesome.

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  41. I love that trashy lamp shade and just think how much it would have cost if it actually had been a lamp shade. Smart Girl!
    Debbie

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  42. I've never seen a trash can look so good! Brilliant!
    -Linsey

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  43. You are my hero!!! LOVE THIS!!!!

    Cheers~
    e

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  44. You are very creative and I love the idea. I would have never thought of it either:) Have a good weekend.

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  45. What an amazing idea. How fun~love that it's a "trashy lampshade" LOL

    You are so funny. Glad you found something you love and screams you.

    Ruth

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  46. You are so creative! Thank you for inspiring me to think outside the box!

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  47. Shut-up! That lamp looks awesome! Susie Harris- you never cease to awe and amaze me. LOVE,LOVE, LOVE it!!!

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  48. The texture of the waste basket is awesome.
    PPC Advertising India

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  49. I love it! What's funny is that I have a huge wicker laundry basket that I use as my trash can. People think I'm weird, but it looks awesome!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

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  50. "Waste not...want not" I LOVE your waste can lamp shade!! You are soooooo creative!!

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  51. I had to come back and read my post since you said I sounded "smart"...since that RARELY HAPPENS! Still lovin' your project!

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  52. Look at you! You're amazing and this looks great! You have such vision, Susieness! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and your sweet words! I do consider you my 'sweet friend'!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  53. SHUT UP!! LOVE THIS!!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  54. It looks great as a lamp shade! Clever girl. :)

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  55. Awesome idea! Like a candle be in the same room while this is lit, just in case!

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