...world map lampshade...







...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...




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41 comments

  1. don't know how i came across your blog, but i'm loving it! the burlap bird nests, lifting as soon as i get home! love it!

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  2. This is so great! I love how graphic the black and white map is!

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  3. Clever idea, love how it turned out. Diane

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  4. I love the Graphics Fairy and I LOVE what you did with the map....such a sophisticated and fun project. It looks amazing. Sharing on Facebook!

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  5. What an innovative idea for a lampshade! Love it!

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  6. So COOL!!
    504 Main (Holly above) shared your post on Facebook... that's how I found you.

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  7. Umm, I LOVE this!

    Megan
    www.CutTheCraft.com

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  8. Very cute idea. Turned out great! Saw you at watcha got. Thanks for sharing.

    ~Jess @ makingoverthemartins.blogspot.com

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  9. How fun. I'm crazy about maps. This turned out so professional-looking!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  10. Hey stopping by from the diy showoff, this is soooo cute! Great idea!

    ~Iffy~
    www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com

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  11. love this tons!! thanks so much for linking up, so glad to have seen it! (: Kelli & Kristi

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  12. Perfect! I've beem looking for a lampshade idea and this is exactly what I want to do! So glad I found you!!!
    ~Terry

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  13. You have inspired me to dress up my lamp shades. I've been mulling it over, but I couldn't decide. These are so cute, though! I'm plugging in my hot glue gun!

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  14. What a great idea! I love maps, now I'm trying to think of all the creative places to put them. Your lamp shade looks fantastic.

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  15. I love how this looks. Great idea and even better executed. Kudos!

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  16. This was a great idea and you did an awesome job. Thanks for the tip on the graphics fairy map.

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  17. Very cool! Love the way it turned out!
    Found you on whipperberry...

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  18. What a pretty idea.......and don't you just LOVE the Graphics Fairy?? I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party....each week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar!! Here's the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/04/marvelous-mess-10.html

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  19. I <3 the Graphics Fairy...Your lampshade looks soooo timeless. Love!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday...Hope to see more of your ideas this week!

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  20. Wow! What a fantastic idea! Your lampshade looks amazing and the black ribbon on the top and bottom is perfect. I would love to see what the shade looks like at night with the lamp turned on.

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  21. The lamp is lovely. Well done and thanks so much for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays!

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  22. It's fantastic!!! And I had just used that map last night for a collage and made it sepia too, so you can imagine, when I saw your lamp shade, I about fainted! IT'S GORGEOUS!!! And congrats on being on the Graphics Fairy! This is so exciting.
    XO
    Cindy

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  23. Maggie - this is a fantastic idea! {and so simple} Love the finished look! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today! Hope you have a fabulous week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  24. Your lampshade is lovely! I've linked this to my globes and maps post too today, well done!

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