Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Today's Guest Chocoholic: Maggie from Midwestern Sewing Girl!

I'm so excited to be here guest-posting for Carol today! The Answer is Chocolate is one of my absolute favorite blogs...I NEVER miss a post...truly... My name is Maggie & I write a little blog called Midwestern {Sewing} Girl where I detail my craft, diy & remodeling projects as I (attempt to) makeover my house...I would absolutely love it if you would stop by sometime!
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Today I'm going to share one of my favorite projects with you...this was all I used...
...some map graphics, a little Mod Podge and black grosgrain and... my plain white lampshade got a whole new look...
Here's how it went... I downloaded these super-cool pdfs from The Graphics Fairy... they're from a 1915 Atlas...so awesome. I opened them up in PS Elements, removed the color and lightened them up and then printed them out on plain-old computer paper.
Mod-Podge'd 'em up...waited for 'em to dry & hot-glued the grosgrain to the top and bottom edges...easy-peasy lemon-squeezy. Now, I wouldn't try to circumnavigate the globe using my lampshade...I did have to make some cuts in some strange places in order to get the maps to fit...and there is a possibility that now North America and Asia are sharing the same continent on my lamp...but it works for me...
So, that's it! Super-easy...big impact...
Thank you so so much for having me today, Carol!!! You are the absolute best...
And don't forget, folks, to stop on over! I'd love to see you...

  

    

9 comments:

The Pennington Point said...

LOVE me some Midwestern Sewing Girl. She does such great things. This lampshade is fabulous! Thanks. Lisa~

Unknown said...

Please help me for Chrsit sake

Jocelyn said...

Here I have been looking for a vintage map to make things from...I love you for showing us how easy it is to make your own:-) What a fantastic lampshade redo!!!

Rachel // Maybe Matilda said...

I love it! My husband is always requesting more maps in our house--I guess he thinks they're a manly way to decorate--and this would be a great way to work them in. Great idea, Maggie!

Maggie Massey said...

Thanks so much for having me today, Carol!!! Yay!

Jacqueline said...

I love this map lampshade by Maggie!

Doreen said...

My daughter and I just spent the day browsing thrift and vintage stores for bargains. Eureka! Came upon a table lamp that needs some TLC and a new shade -- thanks for the inspiration.

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

I love this Maggie!! I love all the maps going every which way! It's so sweet. :)

Simply AJ said...

Love it... your lamp shade turned out perfect! I really like the way you altered the print to a soft Black/White and then added the ribbon to tie it all together. Maggie - Great job as always!

AJ
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