February 11, 2010

Things to do When You're Snowed In: Part Two

D.C has decided to become the new Alaska and my apartment has become hibernation headquarters. So what to do when you're cooped up with some extra time on your hands? Well, you know from my previous post online shopping is my first go to. But next to that, a little DIY project is always a good alternative.

Since I've declared my love of all things chevron (and Rubie Green) in the past it wont surprise you that I chose an East Village inspired fabric for my little lamp shade project. Getting those zigs and zags to go around a lamp shade was tough! My shade is definitely nowhere near perfect but for the time being I love the pop of color it adds to my desk area.

Some of my favorite things pictured in this photo include: a vintage flower embroidery found in a thrift store, a funny print by Poor Dog Farm, a mini Nantucket basket filled with my Stila lip glaze collection, a framed National Gallery of Art post card of my favorite Matisse painting, 100 Years of Fashion Illustration, Tocca Isabella candle, my little brass elephant and Kate Spade notepad.

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  1. I want that lampshade! How did you do it? I would love to try it!

  2. I love your little Anchor! I can't seem to shake my Delta Gamma infused anchor obsession ha!

  3. Love the shade (and lamp itself) - adorable!

  4. I was just looking at that exact fabric for some of our redesign work! It looks fantastic!

    If you've stumbled across any chevron bedspreads or duvet covers - would love to know!

    Hopefully the thaw starts today! I've been shoveling all morning.

  5. The lamshade turned out perfectly! How pretty!!

  6. I LOVE the desk. honestly, when are you publishing a Rizzoli decorating book! I would buy it!



  7. Just ordered my fabric! (I got the blue to try it for my two bedside lamp shades!)

  8. I just love this!!! Your lampshade is all TOO cute. That is one of my favorite Rubie Green prints. Wish my desk looked this good! XOXO

  9. love this, I need to go order some fabric now too :)

  10. Oh I love it! So creative! Looks perfect!

  11. hey there....i love what you did with this lamp
    and i found your blog from chic coles...

    i am loving it..your blog is adorable...
    so glad i found it.


  12. I just love everything on your desk, especially the anchor. The lamp looks so pretty!


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