Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lampshade redo

This morning I woke up, just looking for a project.  Do you get in moods like that, too?  My aunt gave me this lamp about a year ago.  It has a beautiful silk shade, but the lining had become worn and shredded over the years.
The base is so pretty, with delicate green flowers.
I removed the silk fabric and saved it. It's beautiful and will go in my fabric stash for a project down the road.  The fabric I'm using to recover the shade is from an extra curtain panel that I purchased when I bought a valance for the loft, to coordinate different pieces in the room.

Old lamp shades have nice sturdy frames to work with.  All I used for this project was a pair of scissors and a glue gun.
What do you think?
I bought the chair at a garage sale and covered the seat with the same fabric.
Completing a project is inspiring.  I think I'll go dig around my stash for a pillow form and make a matching pillow.

10 comments:

Renna said...

My creative juices don't seem to flow as freely these days as they used to, but wonderful projects such as yours do inspire me. Just call you Martha Stewart!

Anita said...

Masterful!

What a gift you have and how nice it is that decorating your home is such a pleasure for you.

You get to enjoy working! :)

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
HOW LOVELY, YOU DID A GREAT JOB COVERING YOUR LAMP SHADE, AND I LOVE THE PATTERN.
A PILLOW TO MATCH ALL YOUR PIECES WILL BE PERFECT. HAVE A NICE DAY. LOVE AUNT RIZ

Judy said...

Wow! I LOVE it!

Country Dreaming said...

Looks great--could you stop by and finish a couple of projects I've started??

Melinda

Bee Jay said...

I love it Karen. Brilliant!

Becky said...

I love it! And i love the new blog look.

judy in ky said...

It's beautiful! You did a great job.

Sherri said...

Karen, what a great job you did on the "new" shade!!

Laurie said...

Goodness, you are really creative!