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Sunday, October 16, 2011

White White White

I love the look of a coffee filter lampshade, having seen it all over Blogland I decided to do it myself. 

What a job.  I took each filter, folded it in half, half again, and then half again.  I did not touch the rippled edge, but creased the bottom each time I folded, and glued the bottom portion (which was a large long diamond) on the shade. I used an ikea shade which is very large. 

It adds texture to the room, demands attention, and looks a bit like a cake full of beautiful icing. This is a job that is well worth the time and effort.

(Vintage Alabaster lamp, on a  book box from Michael's,)

Globe from Wellington Gift and Garden that I am a little obsessed with.

Globe on an urn.

I love white and adore my white couch but I have a black and white cat and a teen.  We practically live on the couch and I find cleaning the cushions is a pain - mostly the zippers and fitting them back on.  The easiest way to look clean with minimum fuss was to cover the cushions with a favourite tablecloth.

It works well and keeps my white couch looking vibrant and beautiful.

 I love my whites. 



  1. I love your whites too! I have never seen a lampshade like that before-very pretty.


  2. Love your lampshade, I make topiaries with coffee filters and they are a pain because takes too long to finish them but the results are beautiful. Lovely whites!
    XXX Ido

  3. What a fun and fluffy shade! Luv it! I do the same thing with my white sofa...with my marine mechanic hubby and! :)

    xoxo laurie

  4. Looks really good--I made a white ruffled lampshade with fabric that looks almost the same :)

  5. Your lampshade turned out stunning! It sounds like a lot of work but worth the effort, for sure!

  6. Love love love! It looks fab! Hope you will come share at my linky party.