Lampshades and a Field Trip Friday

One great way to spice up your bedroom or any room is to add some colors and patterns.  I was browsing through Minted (here) the other day and came across these great lampshades for a cute little lamp I bought at the Brimfield Antique Show.

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These lampshades are at a fantastic price point compared to having an upholsterer do it for you.  They come in three sizes and two fittings for your lamp.

Another thing you could do is DIY your own lampshade cover.  There are so many tutorials on-line.  The other day I took a field trip to a fabric store, Artee in Hudson, MA (here).  It was filled aisle after aisle of colorful fabrics in many patterns.

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It was worth the trip because the fabric store was on the top floor and on the first floor is Still Life consignment Store (here) filled with areas to browse and items to hunt through.  I found a few more silhouettes to add to my collection.

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These lockers would make an interesting liquor cabinet.  I wanted to buy this for my garage, spray paint it sunny yellow and assign a locker to each kid.