{ Homemaking Mondays }

I'm going to start something new on my blog where I have a different focus everyday of the week, Sunday through Friday.  I probably won't get to it everyday of the week but I will try my best. As you can see Mondays are Homemaking Mondays. Mondays will focus on things that I do around the house to make it more comfortable, decorative and more of the home that I want to raise my family in.

{ Ikea lamp change up}

Today I start with a very simple project that did. We recently bought some lamps from Ikea that we thought would add some nice mood lighting. For $14.99 for a set of a large & small size you couldn't go wrong. We are using the two large sized in the bedroom for reading and they are working great and also go well with our more modern furniture. But once we got the smaller versions plugged in, in the living room, we discovered that even with the frosted glass or plastic (I'm still not sure) that the light was still pretty harsh for the mood. They were also more modern looking than I had intended for the living room.  So I came up with the idea to soften the look with scrapbook paper. First I was going to secure it on the outside of the lamp but once I started messing around with a couple of paper options I realized that it would just sit in the lamp perfectly and the paper looked really good behind the frosted glass (we'll call it). The paper really helped to soften the light and I've tested them for a week and nothing is getting hot to burn the paper. Today I finished it up by trimming the paper down the fit the height of the lamp. I think it works really well. I'm pretty happy that I thought of it.



Now on another subject. I really want to work on making this blog something that people will enjoy reading and following. I'm participating in the "Making the world cuter" follow along. Hopefully this will bring me some new friends!

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  1. I'm stopping by from the follow along. I love these lamps...wish I had an IKEA near me. :-(

  2. Hi! I found you on Making the World Cuter's hop and am now following. What a great idea for these lamps! Love it!I'm looking forward to reading more.
    Jan at Jewelry4Change

  3. Heather, that's so cute! I found you at the follow along & am looking forward to reading your blog & seeing you over at

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Hi I'm visiting from the follow along. That is a great idea, they look great. I'm now following.

  5. Oh I love this ! Great job ! Following you also from the blog hop.
    Follow me back, please !

  6. Stopping by from Making the World cuter! Love your revamped lamps! I am your newest follower and I hope that you will stop by and your share your lamps with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/03/pink-hippo-party-22.html

  7. Coming over from Making The World Cuter! I'm a new blogger myself, and can't wait to go back and see the cute stuff you've made in previous posts. Love the Ikea lamp makeover!
    ~*Jessica Lauren @

  8. I'm coming over from Making The World Cuter as well and a brand new blogger. Love the lamp and looking forard to seeing what's next :)
    Tammy @ http://craftingwiththegrays.blogspot.com/

  9. Also stopping by from the Blog follow! I love IKEA! You did a great job on the lamp -- do you have info. on what you did posted?

  10. HI! Also from Making the World Cuter! Great lamp - I wish I had an Ikea!

  11. Very pretty result! You should submit to ikea hacker! Visiting from Making the World Cuter & following now!


  12. Hi Heather! Great name by the way ;) Glad to find you in blogland! I really like your creative idea with the IKEA lamp. Good job!


  13. Such a great idea! Gotta love Ikea... Thanks for sharing!

  14. Found you over on making the world cuter. Oh my is this lamp so dang gorgeous. I love it! and oh so creative!

  15. Hi,
    I'm stopping by from the follow along at Making the world cuter. That was such a great idea...I follow you and then you follow me and we all meet new people. Here is a link to a post I did with all my information:
    I am happy to be following you!!--connie

  16. hiya i am maggie and i am visiting from 5 mins for mom , i am your newest follower too . what a great idea and so simple to change it to suit your decor or humour or season , well a woman can change her mind ..lol x tfs
    hope to see you at mine sometime