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DIY Lampshade Challenge

VOTE to enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

We selected 11 bloggers to don their creative hats and sent them a plain white drum shade from Lights Up! to decorate however they wanted.  Vote for your favorite, and the winning blogger will win a $100 gift card to give away to one of their lucky readers. Best of all, if you vote for your favorite lampshade below, you’ll be entered to win $50 gift card right here* – that’s two chances to win!

Check out the innovative concepts below and vote for your favorite!

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Just Destiny

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Jessica from Mad in Crafts

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Lauren & Denise from Belovely

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Jamie from So Much Better With Age

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Mary Ann from Domestically Speaking

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Abbie from M is for Mama

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Melissa from The Happier Homemaker

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Brenda from Cozy Little House

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Robin from All Things Heart and Home

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Yvonne from Stone Gable

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Melanie from Reasons to Skip the Housework


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  1. cozy Cottage has such a unique lamp – I love it – almost a crazy quilt type of lamp

  2. Totally enjoyed viewing the entries. I have a very plain lampshade that I’ve been looking for ideas to help spruce it up. They are all very pretty, but I love all things vintage and just love Cozy Little House’s entry!

  3. Gayle Berg

    The entry by Cozy Little House is exquisite! I am totally in love with it. Definitely my favorite.

  4. I think the most creativity went into the Cozy Little House lamp. I love the vintage fabrics and the very unique touch of the glove. So many lovers of vintage our here would love it.

  5. Dorothy Egan

    Lots fo great ideas but my favorite by far is the one by Cozy Little House.

  6. Fran Christensen

    The Cozy Little House shade. I love it, unique and vintage look.

  7. Laura Sudderth

    Cozy Little House. This is a sweet vintage shade. Love the glove!

  8. Janie

    Love Cozy Little House’s lamp shade!!

  9. carol harrison

    I love the lampshade from Cozy Little House. She is so crafty.

  10. Deb Cassady

    Love Stone Gable lamp

  11. Annette Tracy

    My VOTE goes to COZY LITTLE HOUSE! Love the blending of the old and the new. They are all unique!

  12. D Ritchie

    Love Y vonnes from Stone Gable

  13. Elizabeth

    Several cute ideas here, but Cozy Little House has the most classy one I think.

  14. Teresa Stout

    Yvonnes from Stone Gable is the one I like

  15. LOVE Cozy Little House’s shade…so creative!

  16. Pamela

    I love the individual creativity here.
    My vote is for Stone Gable. I would love to have this shade in my home.

  17. Definitely love Cozy Little House’s shade. How inventive to mix the old vintage with the modern lamp base. Really cute.


  18. Love the unique design by Cozy Little House – the treasured vintage items create a warm glow for sure!


  19. Several cute ones here, but I have to go for Just Destiny. Love the old/new mix, the colors are the rage right now and her styling is gorgeous!

  20. Winnie

    Chose the one that most closely represents my style naturally! That’s Yvonne of StoneGable! Clever to make hers with a monogram which really makes it special in her home and can be used in whatever room she decides throughout the year!

  21. Terry

    I want to vote for cozy little done neatly and is innovative. I hope the password thing works this time.

  22. Janice F

    Absolutely love the painted shade from StoneGable! Good work and will be a great addition to any room in the home.

  23. Beth

    Love Stone Gable’s lampshade! What a creative way to personalize a lampshade!

  24. I love the “Cozy Little House” Lamp Shade – adorable and it has my favorite things on it.

  25. Oh I love this round up! The gold and lace… I want!!!

  26. Stone Gable —Yvonne, Over the Top best creation!!!!

  27. Love, Love Yvonne from Stone Gable!!

  28. Yvonne from Stone Gable!!

  29. Sheila Hagler

    Love Yvonne’s lamp shade from Stone Gable. Monograms are so popular now. Love the stripes. Yvonne always do such creative things.

  30. shirley anderson

    Stone Gable is my fave! Starting re-do of my space to glam/shabby chic. This lamp fits the bill!

  31. Patricia Lawlor

    Love Stone Gable’s lamp – want to make one myself

  32. Patricia Lawlor

    love Stone Gable’s lamp – love the gold and the family logo

  33. Deb

    Stone Gable / Beautiful !

  34. I voted! I love the vintage lampshade that Cozy Little House made! It’s gorgeous and one of a kind!

  35. Linda

    Love the Stone Gable lamp – very elegant. Great job, Yvonne!

  36. Acebaby24

    Robin’s lamp is gorgeous! So soft and elegant…

    • Bab

      Love the lamp shade from Robin at All Things Heart and Home!

  37. Denise Lamb

    Love Yvonne’s lampshade.
    So different from any I have
    ever seen.

  38. Susan

    I love Cozy Little house shade, very creative

  39. Helen

    Yvonne from Stone Gable gets my vote. Classy looking!

  40. Love All Things Heart and Home lampshade! So light and airy-looking!

  41. Linnea Westenberg

    All Things Heart and Home is my fav! Love the sea glass blue.

  42. My favorite is Brenda’ s of Cozy Little House. So creative. Loved all the vintage items she used.

  43. C R Smith

    I think I need the lamp from Cozy Little House. It is so cute and would go in my office nicely.

  44. Mary in VA

    Love them all, but Cozy Little House’s is my fav.

  45. Jane

    Love the Lampshade from Cozy Little House. So pretty and umique with the vintage material.
    It’s definitely something I would love to have in my home.

  46. Martha Ellen

    Love the vintage linens on Brenda’s lampshade at Cozy Little House! ♥

  47. Cheryl L.

    Love Yvonne’s from Stone Gable!

  48. girlfromwva

    I love the one from Mary Ann from Domestically Speaking!

  49. Gwen

    I vote for the painted monogram lampshade of Yvonne of Stone Gable. I’ve considered gluing onto a lampshade but not actually painting an elegant piece for my home. This design can be adapted too to a nursery, child’s room or less formal room by simply changing out the paint!

  50. Stone Gable has my vote. Love that lampshade!

  51. I cant wait to try some of these on my own!! Theyre all amazing!!

  52. sandy

    I particularly loved the lampshade from Stone Gable. I thought it was elegant looking and liked
    the idea that the initials will stand out(glow)when the lamp is turned on. Stunning.

  53. Diane Westbrook

    I love the classic look and Stone Gables’s Yvonne did it!!!

  54. Michelle

    Stone Gable gets my vote……beautiful!

  55. Robyn

    My Favorite! Cozy Little House!!!!

  56. Myrna

    Reasons to Skip the Housework – This one is just so creative and fun. But all of them are really wonderful. It is hard to choose.

  57. Lisa

    I vote for Yvonne at Stone Gable!

  58. this is such a fun idea. I love this challenge. There are some truly creative and lovely ideas here. I’m casting my vote for Yvonne of Stone Gable But I do think they are all terrific.

  59. My vote goes to Stone Gable! That is a classy lamp that can be used by most anyone in just about any room.

  60. Sharon Spiller

    My favorite is Cozy Little House Lamp.

  61. So many talented artists but I like the one from Cozy Little House best. I’m going to do a lampshade with doilies myself!

  62. Nancy Carroll

    Yvonne at Stone Gable for sure!! So Classy!!

  63. Nette

    I like Cozy Little House lampshade.

  64. My favorite is the lamp made by Brenda of Cozy Little House. I love the vintage look, and the texture provided by the use of various linens and embellishments.

  65. Lorraine Nolte

    I voted for Stone Gable because it is not only unique but I can’t even tell that it is hand made. Love it and want to make one.

  66. Nancy

    I love StoneGable’s sophisticated high-end look. You’re so talented Yvonne.

  67. Susie

    I love Cozy Little House’s lampshade. So pretty and unique.

  68. Martha

    Cozy Little House has my vote. Very pretty!

  69. Ruth Hower

    Brenda’s exhibits the most creative re-purposed approach!

  70. megan

    It was a hard decision…so many pretty, creative ideas, a couple of which I might actually try myself!

  71. Lesley Walker

    I love the lacy lampshade from the Cosy Little House

  72. prairiegirl

    i love love LOVE robin’s shade from all things heart and home!! : )

  73. Kali

    Love the lampshade by Brenda of Cozy Little House!

  74. claudine

    I vote for Brenda at Cozy Little House. I also love the vintage and appreciate the hand work of days past.

  75. Lots of lovely ideas! My favourite is Cozy Little House!

  76. Great contest~ Love the lampshade by Brenda, from Cozy Little House!

  77. Cozy Little House has my vote! Pretty!

  78. JoAnn Patterson

    Cozy Little House is my favorite although they are all pretty….but hers is so unique….and vintage cottage LOVE LOVE LOVE It!

  79. Absolutely love Yvonne’s at Stonegables
    unique and gorgeous lampshade!
    Would love one just like it(different initials of course!)
    In my home!

  80. Jessi

    Love M is for Mama’s! How colorful and creative! Plus, it’s a great testament to her faith. :)

  81. Love the sea glass by Robin at All Things Heart and Home. This would go perfectly in my Coastal Bathroom!

  82. CathyT from TX

    Yvonne from Stone Gable has my vote! I love the elegant look of it.

  83. MaryM from NJ

    Stone Gable has my vote too! VERY CLASSY, but the burlap tones it down to fit any decor.

  84. Chris k in Wisconsin

    I love the Cozy Little House lampshade! The colors and the textures are wonderful.

  85. Pat Dixon

    Love the rescued, vintage handwork. The glove is the icing on the cake. Great Job. Brenda. Makes for a Cozy Little House.

  86. Debi

    Cozy Little Home’s lampshade is the best. I love its uniqueness and the fact that it reminds me of being vintage.

  87. They are all very interesting and pretty, however I love Brenda’s at Cozy Little House the most!

  88. Suz

    Love Cozy Little House Lampshade the best of all entries!

  89. Bethany

    All things Heart and Home! Love the color.

  90. I think Cozy Little House’s shade is by far the cleverest, the way the vintage linens are juxtaposed against a contemporary base.

  91. Joan Elizabeth Fletcher

    loved brenda’s lamp from Cozy Little House.

    • Joan Elizabeth Fletcher

      I love Brenda’s lampshade from Cozy Little House.

  92. Patti

    My vote goes to Cozy Little House! Love the vintage look of her lampshade.

  93. Claire

    How are you supposed to vote? No buttons to choose? Someone is really going to read through all the comments and tally up the votes? C’mon… this company has to be more technically savvy than that…

    That said, I vote for Robin at All things heart and home.

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  94. Ludy

    Great job everyone…..thank you for inspiring us all, but the one that touched me the most is Yvonne from Stone Gable, so classy and elegant on all her inspirations !!!! Thank Yvonne your are awesome.

  95. cindy jones

    Love the sea glass look of All Things Heart and Home

  96. Pam Smith

    I love Yvonne’s lampshade at StoneGable.

  97. Lisa Utyro

    Reasons to Skip the Housework! Cute as a button!

  98. Zooperson

    Brenda’s vintage is my favorite.

  99. I Love Stone Gable’s !! She really went All Out to Create a Unique Design that
    fits with all different Decor

  100. Carol D.

    My favorite and my vote goes to Yvonne at StoneGable…I love the personalized monogram and the classy color combo….definitely a unique DIY shade!

  101. Hope Persons

    Stone Gable has my vote!!

  102. Debbie

    My vote has to go to Brenda at Cozy Little House.

  103. Linda

    The lampshade from STONEGABLE is my vote hands down. Although the other shades were very well done and unique I think The monogram shade is classy and one that anyone could be use in some part of anyone’s home. If not in gold then one that would match or look nice with a color in your decor.

  104. My favorite is Brenda’s at Cozy little House!!!! Love the vintage items she used.

  105. Donna Duncan

    Stone Gable’s creation is my favorite! Love the monogram and it can be used anywhere in their home!

  106. sue

    I love Cozy Little House’s because I like the vintage mixed with the new. It’s really different.

  107. Linda S. from Canada

    I like the lampshade from Cozy Little House. I love the way she uses vintage embroidery and crochet to decorate her lampshade.

  108. I love the lampshade made by Brenda from Cozy Little House. I love all of the vintage things she’s used.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  109. Kari

    Love Brenda’s combination of the contemporary shade shape paired with the embellishment’s vintage vibe. Thecolours would just about match anything.

  110. Patricia

    They are all great but Cozy Little House wins my heart.

  111. I vote for Cozy Little House! I love the creative use of vintage pieces to decorate the lampshade. It is so unique and pretty!

  112. nanette

    My favorite has got to be Brenda’s from Cozy Little House Blog. I enjoyed seeing all the variety of shades but there’s a real “coziness” to Brenda’s. Looks like it has a “story to tell!”

  113. Brenda from Cozy Little House has used items to decorate her lampshade which sing out to my heart. The vintage embroidered linens, lace, and buttons are all favorites of mine. I would love a lampshade like this in my home!

  114. Barbara

    Love the Stonegable monogrammed shade, it’s neutral, classy and could be used in any room!

  115. Joanne

    My vote is for Yvonne’s at StoneGable. I find her lamp shade is traditional and classy. While the others are imaginative, they would not suit my style. Yvonne’s lamp shade would compliment most homes and any room within.

  116. kendra williamson

    OH Brenda’s Cozy Lttle House is by far the best lamp shade!!!!!!!

  117. JaneEllen

    Was hard to pick all are so unique, but Brenda’s from Cozy little house with cottage chic look is favorite and i voted for her.

  118. Missy

    Yvonne from Stone Gable has an exquisite style. Very pretty and updated. She should win hands down!

  119. Love Yvonne’s at StoneGable…Love everything monogramed !! All of the lamps are fabulous!

  120. Fran C

    I like Brenda’s from Cozy Little House. I love the vintage items that she used.

  121. Marsha

    Love Cozy Little House shade – it is so adorable and I love the decorations she used – has my vote!

  122. Zooperson

    I vote for Brenda @ Little Cozy House

  123. Love the glittered chevron lamp shade

  124. LOVE ” Stone Gable’s ” lamp – ( Love all things monogrammed ! )

  125. Pamela Hayes

    Very creative lamp shade ideas. My pick is Stone Gable’s, as I also love all things monogramed!!

  126. June Gerstner

    Yvonne from Stone Gable is by far the best…simple but very elegant!

  127. Connie

    Yvonne from Stone Gable

  128. Joy

    Stone Gable’s shade is sooo classy.

  129. Chris

    Cute and classy, and gold, all winners!

  130. Amanda S.

    Love Brenda’s (Cozy Little House) shade. So charming and creative. Doesn’t seem to cater to a specific trend and isn’t over the top. So pretty!

  131. They all look great! But my favorite is Yvonne’s from StoneGable! Very classy!

  132. Love that gold monogrammed lamp shade!

  133. ann

    Stone Gable, great shade.

  134. definetly my vote is for cozy little house

  135. Teresa

    While they are all lovely, Cozy Little House’s entry is so unique that I have to give her my vote. Very clever and creative.

  136. Patti G

    Yvonee from Stonegable !

  137. Lori Ginsberg

    The Cozy Little House entry is just my style. I love it!

  138. Phylis Parsons

    I vote for Cozy Little House. It is so unusual and vintage looking.

  139. StoneGable!!!

  140. I love the Stone Gable lamp

  141. Molly

    Stone Gable! As always, Yvonne delivers in true classic style.

  142. Phylis Parsons

    I vote for Cozy Liitle House. It’s unique & vintage looking.

  143. Nan

    Love the Cozy Little House shade – very sweet! :)

  144. Marjorie Miller

    I vote for Brenda’s lampshade because it was a “blast from the past” type of shade!!

  145. JKaye

    Hi. I vote for the lampshade by Brenda of Cozy Little House. It’s a clever way to display old, beloved items that tend to stay tucked in a drawer.

  146. Joan Elizabeth Fletcher

    love Cozy Little House lampshade!

  147. Dee

    My vote … Monogrammed lampshade by Stone Gable.

  148. Cynthia

    As always, Yvonne’s, from Stone Gable, is wonderful. Casually Elegant! Yummy!

  149. Love the monogram shade from Stone Gable! Chic and current!

  150. Love the Stone Gable lamp…that one gets my vote!!!

  151. Bay

    StoneGable! You have my vote! Beautiful, classy, and incredibly creative!

  152. Raylene

    While all of the lampshades are adorable, Yvonne at Stone Gable took a lot of patience to create her monogramed lampshade. It is very elegant and would be something you would find in an upscale catalog to be personalized and purchased. Great work and detail, Yvonne!

  153. Marisa Waid

    I’m from the South and we monogram everything. So, I love Stonegables lampshade.

  154. Sharon Barnes

    I love Yvonne’s from StoneGable!

  155. Maria C

    Stone Gable has my vote

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