One of my favorite things to do when I was little was pull out my parents' National Geographic atlas and pore over it while lying on the floor of the living room. Maps contain so much possibility: looking at one, seeing the outlines of unfamiliar coastlines and learning the names of strange rivers, is almost like being transported to another world. So it seems a shame to throw out old maps when they become obsolete — why not give them new life in your home instead?
1. Pom Pom Shade This makeover is so simple, yet so incredibly adorable! Pom poms are very cheap, in fact, you can often times find them at the dollar store. Take some pom poms in whatever color you think will look best on your lamp and hot glue them to the shade. It’s a quick craft that won’t take very long, but will have an awesome outcome.
How to re-cover a lampshade frame with an unusual shape, including the lining and outside fabric. This tutorial shows you how to sew a lampshade cover & lining from scratch. For more DIY lampshade ideas to pin, visit pinterest.com/ilikethatlamp
For those of you unfamiliar with this magazine, it's a French and incredibly inspiring for us crafty gals. You don't need to subscribe to the magazine and can find the DIY patterns on their site for a flat $5.00 (I think) for each issue. And don't worry if you can't read French, you can download the Google Chrome browser which will translate the webpages for you!