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Debbiedoo's Copycat Challenge: Hand-painted Lampshade

Sunday, January 27, 2013


It is time for yet another Copycat Challenge @ Debbiedoo's.  My inspiration is from Dena Fishbein's book, The Painted Home by Dena.

This is the most wonderful book with lovely photos and twenty or so projects guaranteed to whimsically embellish every room in your home.

I love this tablescape from the book.  The vases with gorgeous papers are stunning displayed together .  This is another example of fun projects in The Painted Home.

This is my inspiration for my project.  Dena hand painted the curtains and lampshade in this photo.

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Mr. Art @ Home gave me this cute little MacKenzie-Childs lamp recently as a surprise.  I didn't like the plain white shade, so I used Manga markers, tape, and rickrack to embellish the shade.

I have the lamp in our dining room on a breakfast nook stand.

Here is a close-up of the little lamp.

This is the finished shade.  

Are you a copycat?  Did you accept Debbie's challenge this month?

Linking to:

Mod Vintage Life

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Cute, very cute. I love what you did with the shade.

  2. Can you hear my heart singing...with color, you know I love color. How pretty Ricki! Thank you for sharing my dear friend:)

  3. So pretty - I love how the shade now reflects the base.

  4. I love how you color world so beautifully, such a happy beautiful home!!

  5. I love it, Ricki Jill. I have never seen that book- I thought I had seen them all! looks very interesting! xo Diana

  6. I love it! The way you paint you could do a zillion of these!


  7. Really cute, love how it does match the bottom!

  8. This is a great shade for that little lamp. Such a happy project! I'm going to look for the book.

  9.'s so cute. I've been wanting to paint a lampshade forever...just have not gotten around to it.

  10. So clever and colorful! I like what you did to take on the challenge!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

  11. Goodmorning! I love your lampshade! That is very stylish. The markers must affix to the finish? Gosh thanks for sharing the book too, I'm goning to the library, inspirational YOU! Dianna

  12. This turned out so romantic! It's really lovely!

  13. What a sweet shade you've made for that lovely lamp. I love the paper covered containers in the tablescape, and may do something similar for a spring dinner I am hosting.

  14. Oh my gosh, Ricki Jill, that shade is adorable! Well done, girlfriend!

  15. Ricki Jill I can't even begin to tell you how wonderfully precious this lamp/lamp shade has spoke volumes! PERFECT! Love the colorful circles.Great match for your other treasures..."SWEEEEEET".
    ~Jo @ LoblollyLane

  16. So cute! I love your decorated lampshade.

  17. ow! What a lovely copy! LI love all the vibrant colors, cuch beautiful flowers! Love your Mac Kenzies too....Christine

  18. Hi Ricki Jill, I love your happy little lamp shade! You did a great job on your copycat project. Wow, from plain to fancy. I love how you matched the lamp pattern. Great job!

    The French Hutch

  19. Thank you for your kind words regarding my lamp shade redo. However, after seeing your awesome transformation on yours, mine certainly pales in comparison. Great job!

  20. Just bloody awesome indeed, I love all you have done and that book really sounds great

  21. What a great copycat project! Who wants a plain white shade when you can have one with fun circles to match the base! Love your inspiration book, too, and I will have to look for it! I've been catching up by reading a few previous posts, and the diet coke video really revved up my engine this morning!

  22. Your lamp is adorable! I wish I could join in on all the linky parties! They are so much fun. I really like the copy cat ones.


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