Monday, May 3, 2010

I'm Hooked on Making These!

These are so much fun to make and I am blaming Sherry from Creations From My Heart - it's all her fault. I am a "lampshadaholic". Yesterday I found this shade at the Christmas Tree Shop, for only $.47 and it actually "JUMPED" into my cart:
I went into my stash of fabric samples and cut 6 different panels to glue into place:
Because I thought I was such a "pro" at this, and jumped right in without thinking, I actually cut the panels too short in the width - Not to worry, I just made "fillers" for each seam out of another piece of fabric:
I just cut strips and pressed them into thirds and glued them over each seam.
Do you ever iron on your counter on a placemat?
I dug into my stash of fringe and glued it on the bottom as well as the top:
Now, I didn't NEED this shade, but we all know how addictions affect us. So I walked around the house trying it on numerous lamps. The Great Room:
The Foyer:
I'm not sure where it will end up, all I know is that I want to make more!!

Hello, my name is Patti, and I am a lampshadaholic - wwhheww...the hardest part was admitting it!

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  1. That's very cute and I am the same, I find something new and want to do it everywhere :)

  2. Yes, very cute! So much detail and you make it look easy. Great project!

  3. You really are a pro at these! I have to pop into our Christmas Tree Shop this week! Worth the drive for 47 cents!


  4. That's quite a makeover - is it very time consuming? Dropping by from BNOTP.


  5. Hahaha you're hilarious Patti! That lampshade turned out really well - you have a knack for that :)

    Thanks for weighing in on our dining room curtain dilemma the other day. I appreciate the input!
    - Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

  6. Love the lampshade! Great fabrics. I like the addition of the "fillers", they were a great finishing touch. Love the fringe choices too....I can see why you are now a lampshadaholic!!

  7. It turned out great! Nice recovery on the adding the fillers. :)

  8. Its Beautiful~!!! now I have to try this for my entry lamp.. You may have started another addiction here lol..


  9. That looks great! I love the colors

  10. Very nice job and thanks for the step-by-step instructions and picture. I am now looking at all of my lampshades in a whole new way.

  11. Your lamp looks fantastic! You are wonderful at transforming things to suite your personal decor style.

  12. I've been looking at lampshades when I go to the thrift stores every week. But I just haven't been inspired by one yet. I've been hopping to be, but I need another obsession like I need a hole in my foot, so maybe it's a good thing... for now! CUTE!

  13. Love the shade and especially on the lamp in the foyer!

    Wanna come to my house and make-over all (7) of my shades?


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