Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pottery Barn Kids Lamp Knock-off



So I had to take a break from all the Christmas crafting. It was getting a little depressing having a whole bunch of fun new decorations that I still can't put up because my living room is torn apart...

So I moved back to doing the girls' room again for a minute.

I've been loving PB's girly lamp for quite awhile:


Pottery Barn Kids

I knew my poor little Target lamp had the perfect make-over potential. She was just waiting for her day at the spa for a facelift!

I purchased this on clearance about 4 years ago. I know I wouldn't have spent more than $15 for it.


I started by ripping about a million and seven  65 strips 20" x 2".



Then I had to de-thread the edges. The charmeuse fabric I used was SOOO stringy!



Then I stitched down the sides with the tension on the tightest and stitch length on the longest. So for my Singer Simple that meant turning the knob on the left to 9 and the one on the right to 4. :)



I didn't worry about backstitching ends or anything. Just zipped them out really fast and ended up with a big pile of fluff:



Before this, I did attempt to do a different flower I've seen lots lately. The one on the right was rolled. I actually liked it better, but they took much longer, and they took up less space, so I would have had to do two million instead of just one million...




Since I had so many to do and since I knew it wasn't going on something that will be touched or played with, I figured I'd cheat and skip any hand-stitching of the ruffles when rolling them into flowers. I just cut out circles of flannel (it's what I had on hand) and hot glued the flowers right to the circles.

Under side after flowers were glued to circles.



I kept three ruffled strips and glued a strip at the bottom:



Then started gluing on the flowers:



I used the one lonely rolled flower to put over the pull chain temporarily. I plan to buy a cute jewel to put there instead.

Here she is all lit up at night:



And in her new home:



She has lovely views!



Quick recap:







Aloha,

Charlie

65 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Love this lamp!!! You did an amazing job. I would love to attempt this, but I don't think I have that much patience. ;)

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  2. Ooh! I like yours better than the PB one. Yours has a shabbier unique appeal. The PB one looks almost robotic....(did that make sense? LOL!!)

    Have a great holiday weekend!

    Lisa

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  3. That is amazing. I don't have a little girl to make such beautiful things for, but I L.O.V.E. this lamp. Would it be horrible to make it for myself?!?! I think I'll give it a try!

    www.uvinyl.com
    www.uvinyl.blogspot.com

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  4. I don't have a girl but this lamp makes me want one :) I love the shabby feel. I think the one you made is better than the PB version.

    Have a nice weekend!
    ~Michelle

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  5. What a SWEET thrifty lampshade...hop over and show it off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY.

    Blessings,
    Linda

    I’m hosting a CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE on 12/9…would love to have you join in on the FUN!!!

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  6. Hi there. When I saw the first pic on this post I thought "Wow, so pretty! I wonder if hers will look that nice?" Then I scrolled to the second pic and thought "Hmm, well it's ok I guess..." Then I scolled back and realized that you actually made the first one that I thought was so much prettier! It really is lovely. I think PB's looks a little stiff and prissy, but yours doesn't at all. I like that some of your flowers are a little bigger/smaller and longer/shorter. I think the slight variation makes it that more pretty!

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  7. Beautiful! I agree...yours looks better than the original!

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  8. What a beautiful labour of love! And yeah, you outdid the "original" for sure.

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  9. Well, I gotta tell ya, yours is definitely cuter! Terry

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  10. this is freaking amazing!...i've been drooling over that pb shade for a while!...but now i'm drooling over yours!....

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  11. Amazing! You did a wonderful job!

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  12. Just too cute. I wish my girls were still little or that I had granddaughters or that my dh would love this in our MBR!! LOL

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  13. Cute little lamp. You did a great job.
    Sherry

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  14. What a pretty lamp! I really like the flower on the pull string.

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  15. Wow, what a money saver! It is so stinkin' cute! I love it!

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  16. That turned out so good. I did one several years ago with silk roses but this one is much more dreamy.
    Debbie

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  17. Adorable! I especially love the pull chain flower!

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  18. Great job! I've always loved that lamp!!!

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  19. Beautiful job! My friend did this for her little girl's room and used silk flowers . . . it was beautiful as well! Thanks for sharing!
    www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com
    -Amanda

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  20. LOVE THIS! Perfect for a little girl! HEART HEART HEART! I would love for you to link this up on my next TALENT TUESDAY PARTY!

    http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/

    mucho love
    Nichelle

    p.s. I'm your newest follower!

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  21. Truly wonderful knock-off project! Yours turned out fantastic. I wish me daughter was little again because I would be all over this project :D

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

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  22. I love this. Great knock off project...my favorite kind. I will definitely be trying this one. I linked over from the DIY showoff. I am your latest follower. Please follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks.

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  23. What a superb hack! It's an adorable lamp. Hope you'll drop by and see our Christmas mantels. We're early this year. Jane

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  24. Beautiful!!!! I love it! Great job!

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  25. Wow! Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you again! Your comments make my day sunnier (not that we're in desperate need of sunshine here or anything), but it's so nice to hear positive feedback!

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  26. Oh my goodness! This is SO gorgeous! You did an amazing job on it, and I like it better than the Pottery Barn version! :)

    So your living room is torn up, too? So is ours...and I am scrambling to finish the painting before we get the tree on Saturday!

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

    Blessings,
    Jenni
    {Beautiful Nest}

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  27. What a great post! I would love for you to link this up to my linky party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

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  28. Wow, this turned out great! Much better than the original PB one. Came by way of Nifty Thrift ... thanks for sharing!

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  29. That is some kind of cute! Can't believe you made each rosette. Your hard work paid off. Can't beat Target. I just posted about my Target ottoman. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
    Have a great week!
    www.beatricebanks.blogspot.com

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  30. Great job!!!! Would love for you to visit me and link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  31. Great job...it turned out beautiful!!

    Sylvia

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  32. Very smart job. it looks adorable Charlie... my warm regards to your patience and efforts for making so much ribbon roses....
    Can you please spare a little bit of your time for my new post, its something different I hope you enjoyed
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  33. What a fantastic re-creation! The rosettes are so pretty! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  34. I've been loving that lampshade since I saw it, and now I can have one of my own thanks to you! Great tutorial.

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  35. Great copy!! Yours turned out beautiful! :)

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  36. What an amazing PB knock off! You did a great job and your lamp turned out beautiful!

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  37. OMG this came out sooo amazing!!! I'd love to make that for my girls room!I'll have to go look at goodwill for a cheap lamp!! I love seeing people do PB knockoffs!! They are great and I love anything homemade rather than store bought!

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  38. This is spectacular! I love it!

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  39. This is AMAZING!!! Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

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  40. This is seriously cute!! I like the flowers you made better actually!

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  41. I follow you on Twitter but didn't realize I wasn't following your blog until this evening! I'm so glad I found it and I'm not following. What a beautiful lamp. I'm excited to keep up with what you're creating here and via twitter.

    www.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

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  42. Very very pretty! What a great knockoff project!
    happy crafting!
    Linda

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  43. oh wow! love this! looks like it took a bunch of time!

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  44. Super cute! I am going to have to make one of these!
    Gina

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  45. Don't you love a bargain and a precious one at that! Good Job!!

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  46. I love this! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  47. Love these, absolutely gorgeous!

    I would like to invite you to my "Being Creative" blog party on Sundays. I hope you do join in.

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  48. This is so beautiful and I love the price difference!! no wonder this is your most popular post :)

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  49. I just love this...My daughter would love it! I have an idea bouncing around my head for a few weeks now with something involving roses, tea, and a frame...if I ever get it done I'll share. I'm enjoying your site and following
    Karajeanne
    http://decor-voyeur.blogspot.com

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  50. Wow, your lamp is WAY prettier than the other one! I love it!

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  51. wow! makes me remember I was meaning to have a girl! 3 little boys- and not ONE of them will let me put flowers in his room- can you imagine?

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  52. Just the inspiration I needed to make one for my daughter. Love it!

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  53. Oh my goodness I have to tell you that you are my hero! All of your posts are amazing! I can't wait to try any one of your projects! You are incredible just in case you didn't know that yet ;]

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  54. The lamp is gorgeous! You did a great job.. and I appreciate the humor in your post. It really does feel like millions and billions sometimes doesn't it, LOL! I just bought myself a used Singer sewing machine and this project is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing :0)

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  55. lindo seu trabalho neste abajur ...muito lindo mesmo ...sucesso em seu blog bjos bjos

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