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Practice What You Pin: DIY Lampshade
Posted on October 20, 2016 by Cody Baertschi | 0 comments
Blog - Practice What You Pin: DIY Lampshade

Practice What You Pin. As part of this ideology, LampsUSA will be handcrafting DIY lampshades, DIY table lamps, and other DIY lamps.

LampsUSA is a company that is highly active in the Pinterest community. The whole staff loves seeing the innovative and creative lighting ideas/concepts conjured up all over the world. 

In a sort of arts and crafts alchemy, Pinterest users have brought to light great repurposing, hacking, and reshaping ideas that have transformed the way the LampsUSA creative team thinks about the company’s products.

The spirit of DIY lamps and DIY lampshades is especially cool.

It’s because of this creative spark that the team has decided to roll up its sleeves and do its best to practice what they pin.

Round One – DIY Lamp Shade Redecoration

LampsUSA offers a colorful array of discount lamp shades for sale. This is not about those shades.

The LampsUSA staff grabbed a handful of economy shades that were simple in both color and shape.

4x6x6 Brown / Parchment Chandelier Clip-On DIY Lampshade


The team used a sharpie and doodled a quick contour map (not to scale) to take advantage of the vintage map paper aesthetics already in place.


5x8x7 Black CLIP ON Empire Hard Back DIY Lampshade

New desk lamp with cloud accents

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The team used a crafter's knife to cut out cloud shapes, then used spray paint to paint shade from black to midnight blue. Using a can of spray on adhesive, the team applied some parchment paper to create translucent white clouds.


5x8x7 Empire Linen Edison Clip-On Lamp Shade 

Starting with some masking tape, the team created a fun pattern on the shade

Cody painted a lamp shade, turned into a #pinterestfail. #quoizel #lampshade #lightning

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For this project, the team created a make-shift paint booth and wore proper protection of course.

Paint issues came up due to lack of expertise, so the team changed gears on the fly and added in some acrylics to cover up the runny spray paint.

So-so results aesthetically speaking – best result was the fun in creating it.

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Top 10 Lighting Trends for 2016 (#7 is truly revolutionary)
Posted on February 19, 2016 by Steve Brielmaier | 1 comment
Blog - Top 10 Lighting Trends for 2016  (#7 is truly revolutionary)

An Insider notebook from the 2016 Dallas Lightovation tradeshow.

The next time you go shopping for a new light fixture, you may be stunned by the innovation in technology and the bold styles you discover.  The lighting industry is experiencing explosive change as designers explore new materials and apply new technology to a perhaps mundane market.  Here are the most interesting and impactful trends that you will notice in the next few years:

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Checkout is Easy & Fast with Amazon Payments
Posted on October 19, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 0 comments
Blog - Checkout is Easy & Fast with Amazon Payments

LampsUSA is proud to add Pay with Amazon

LampsUSA customers can now checkout quicker when using our new Pay with Amazon checkout.

Easier Shopping on ANY Device

Whether you are at home on your laptop or on-the-go browsing your phone, you can checkout quickly with your one Amazon login. No more fumbling for credit cards!

Safe and Secure Transaction

Keep your personal information secure because you don't have to re-enter your payment information. Just login to Amazon and checkout in one-touch.

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6 Blockbuster Office Trends
Posted on June 18, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 0 comments
Blog - 6 Blockbuster Office Trends
What will they be talking about at the water cooler in 2 years?  Find out the future of the modern office, live from Neo-Convergence 2015.  Insider preview of 6 explosive trends in office design.  Take a sneak peek into your future work-space.

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Get Ready for National Daylight Appreciation Day!
Posted on May 21, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 0 comments
Blog - Get Ready for National Daylight Appreciation Day!
National Daylight Appreciation Day can be a year round event with Full Spectrum Lamps! The physical and mental benefits of sunlight are brought indoors through the use of a lamp that provides natural light. Coinciding with the summer solstice, National Daylight Appreciation Day celebrates the benefit of natural light.

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Are these the Finest Wood Lamp Finials Ever Made?
Posted on May 05, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 2 comments
Blog - Are these the Finest Wood Lamp Finials Ever Made?

America's best wood lamp finials are handcrafted by Picinae Studios because they specialize in creating infinite design possibilities using the natural characteristics of wood. Their designs highlight the natural beauty of wood, and create an artistic appeal that complements other fine surroundings. Each piece that’s made is numbered and signed, giving it its own identity with its own unique wood color and grains. They are cut free-hand, and highly polished to add depth, clarity and tactile quality.

The woods are selected for their color, grain and natural properties like durability, malleability, hardness and weight. Most of the woods come from local mills in North America, like Maple, Cherry and Black Walnut. Other woods used are Bocote, Morado, Ebonies and Cocobolo.

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Awesome Retro Pendants
Posted on April 27, 2015 by Ed Lecciones | 0 comments
Blog - Awesome Retro Pendants

The trends in bringing back the restoration style of the 50’s are matched by the comeback of light fixture designs of the 60’s. Interior design nowadays just has lots of modern and old-fashioned options to suit most every taste. Retro pendants are making a huge comeback.

Pendant lights are also known as drops or suspenders. These hanging lights can immediately add life to an otherwise boring space. Pendant lights are generally used for their decorative aspects. They just look great installed in rows or placed individually in certain spots in your home. Additionally, they not only give your living space a facelift, they also provide useful illumination.

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Vivex Outdoor Lighting
Posted on April 23, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 2 comments
Blog - Vivex Outdoor Lighting

Vivex outdoor lighting for coastal, seaside, salty, and sunny climates, featuring a weatherproof stylish alternative to stainless steel and clunky resin. Vivex™, a revolutionary technology and material by Maxim Lighting and ET2 contemporary lighting, withstands the wrath of Mother Nature from coastal to desert conditions.

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LED Tape Lighting Techniques
Posted on April 20, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
Blog - LED Tape Lighting Techniques

Maxim Lighting & ET2 Contemporary Lighting, industry leaders in LED technology, are turning wasted space into wow features with the latest LED tape lighting tools. StarStrand LED tape, available in a wide range of color temperatures from a warm golden glow to sparkling white light, provides new opportunities for lighting small spaces, once inaccessible by traditional bulb technology. 

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Kitchen Lighting for Safety
Posted on April 17, 2015 by Ed Lecciones | 0 comments
Blog - Kitchen Lighting for Safety

Sure, it might sound like a long shot, but millions of people every year accidentally cut themselves in the kitchen. While there’s nothing we can do about genetic clumsiness, improving lighting conditions in your kitchen can save you the trouble of having to go through life with one (maybe even more) finger less.

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