Monday, April 26, 2010

A New Lampshade

I saw a wonderful tutorial on Creations from my Heart recently and I left a comment for Sherry telling her that I was going to try this. She made it look so easy and her instructions were so clear. I didn't strip my shade as she did, but rather covered over everything. Sherry inspired me to take this old shade and transform it:
I chose 5 different fabrics (these were "samples" out of a fabric book), cut them to shape and used a glue gun to adhere each one:
I had some old trim which I used to cover the center seams:
I had some leftover fringe from another project which I glued on the top:
And I used a different fringe on the bottom of the shade:
It took little time, little imagination and was a great way to use up old scraps:
I put it on an old crystal lamp (that was my husband's grandmother's) in the guest room - but it might end up in my bedroom because I LOVE it so much!

I am joining Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm and 2nd Time Around Tuedays at a Picture is Worth 1000 Words and Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios

30 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhh Patti! Your lampshade is just so beautiful....you did an awesome job! You inspire me to give it a try too!

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  2. Patti,
    Your lamp turned out wonderfully!
    Dee Dee

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  3. I really love that lamp shade. Beautiful fabric and trim just dressed it all up.

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  4. Gorgeous! Love it, love it, love it!

    Jeanine

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  5. Girl, you amaze me with your talent and giftedness! I so adore your blog. Be blessed. Cindy

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  6. Oh Patti, that is fabulous, I want one now. what kind of glue did you use, and did you just glue the edges or all? I would love to know. Smiles, Marla

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  7. Ohhhh wow...that is PRETTY....you did a great job.

    Sylvia

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  8. love love love the lamp shade and I am going to try the knobs. I'll let you know.

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  9. That is gorgeous! I love it. It's so chic! And don't you just love the price!!!

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  10. One word...ADORABLE!!
    Stopping by from NTT.
    *hugs*deb

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  11. Oh my gosh, Patti, you are so talented. That lampshade is so beautiful!

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  12. That looks fantastic! I am needing a lamp shade for a project and I found one at a thrift store but I haven't bought it yet because I couldn't decide how to remake it. You just gave ma a great idea here! Thanks!

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  13. Patti,
    Your lampshade makeover is so PRETTY...thanks for coming to my PAR-TAY! Happy NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. Turned out gorgeous...a perfect compliment to the lamp.

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  15. that is exactly what i do for my lampshades/ very nice !

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  16. The most beautiful lampshade I have seen for a long time. I love the fabrics you chose.

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  17. Hi Pattie,
    WOW...You made my day. I am so glad that you were able to follow my tutorial. Your lampshade came out BeautifuL. Also I want to thank you for the tip of using fabric book samples. I have a drapery business and you would not believe how many books get discarded. Now I have a new use for them. Many times I donate them to the church for the quilting group. I may have to snag a few before I donate them. Thanks for putting a smile on my face and letting me know when you posted it. Another thanks for the shout out on my blog. I will be posting another lamp shade tonight and I will mention your blog and have the readers pop over and see your creation. Blessings....Sherry

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  18. The plain lampshade is already pretty. But your creation is much more gorgeous. So lovely! Happy Tueaday!

    2nd time around

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  19. Patti~What a transformation! That lampshade looks divine!!
    Thanks for sharing and for the great photos and for the link to Sherry's tutorial.
    I hope you have a wonderful day!

    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  20. Patti thanks so much for the sweet comments! I have been looking around for shades with no luck. I will be using this tutorial! Thanks

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  21. Holy smokes! Do you know how much you'd pay for that in a boutique?!?

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  22. My gosh, that looks fantastic! I never would have thought to do so many different fabrics, but I love it! I've got STACKS of fabric samples.... now I need enough lampshades!
    Cass

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  23. Oh my goodness, Patti!! I am just getting around to visiting and I am so sorry I haven't done so before now!! I love your blog and ...WOW! That lamp shade is gorgeous!! Thank you so much for coming to visit you because I am so glad I came to visit you as a result! ;)
    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

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  24. LOL! I joined to "follow" your blog...I probably should have waited to get those pretty little knobs but there are probably quite a few waiting to do just the same thing! :) I don't want to take a chance of forgetting to come back or losing your link!!

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

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  25. I LOVE your lampshade and have made many of my own this way! So much fun! I also have done nightlights! And you are right, great way to use your fabric scraps!!! :)
    Kristi

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  26. Your lamp shade turned out fabulous! What a great idea using fabric samples - and the trim you added is just perfect.

    Chelsea

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  27. Patti, that is awesome! I would have never thought to do that, you certainly can't buy anything like that in a store, very custom looking.

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  28. Patti, I just received my little prize in the mail today! It will have a good home here. Thanks again!

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  29. This turned out beautiful! I love the fabrics you used!

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