Monday, May 24, 2010

Hot N' Cold, In N' Out, Up N' Down, Before N' After

Hi all, hope you had a nice weekend!
The title of my blog post says it all. I bought this lamp about a year and a half ago. For awhile I thought the old faded shades were kind of cool. Not anymore. So I had to do something about it. The lamp is old and has pretty pearls hanging from it. It looks quite French. The original shades were stripes, but very faded.
Here is a list of things that I did for this project.
I dyed some muslin in coffee and let it dry. I took one of the shades and traced the outline on paper to make a pattern for the new shades. When the muslin was dry I stamped on it with a large background stamp. Then I traced the pattern onto the fabric, and cut it out. I sprayed glue onto the shade and wrapped it in the muslin.
Let that dry, and trimmed them in crinkled ribbon. Now the shades are much more to my liking. They look more updated, and go with my ever changing decor.
Spray glue is a bit tricky, and doesn't smell very nice, so if you try this make sure to do the gluing outdoors.
Today turned into an impromptu project just for me.
Now it's back to my regular scheduled projects for others. Lamp shades and crown orders to take care of.
Have a lovely week.
Chat again soon.


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love them, Rosemary!
I'm going to try for a little lamp that's in great need for a new lampshade which I've been wondering what to do with for quite a while. Thanks for sharing, I'll make sure to use the spray glue outdoors.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

PS~Love the music (as always here)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Very impressive! I LOVE how they look now! You are just too creative and so productive!

Andrea said...


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

LOVE it!
Those shades look awesome, great job!


Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Rosemary, Nice improvement . . where do you get all this energy from, I'm too impressed. Have a nice evening! Sandy:O)

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Oh, pretty!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rosemary,

I love your pretty new lamp and isn't it great when you can create a new look, and make it fit in with your decor.

Many thanks for visiting me today
Enjoy your week


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

O.K., again, another brilliant work....everything about this says exactly what I love to do: CHANGE AND EMBELLISH!!! Did you have a tingling feeling all over when you stepped back and saw what you did? is perfect. O.K., please, I am looking for a stamp with script like this....where did you find it and how large is the stamp? I have two sizes of script stamps, but a larger one would be create. And....the coffee dying and crinkly ribbon is perfect.

Wow....this was awesome. Hey, thanks ever so much for coming by to visit me dearest. You are a queen.

Later! Anita

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Rosemary!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the lampshades you do!!!!Maryanne:)

Tara said...

looks great, you are so creative and you might know how to help me! I want to stamp my bff new baby girls name on a fabric tag I made for her, do you have to have fabric ink? I know I am such a rookie! ha!

Mermaid Queen said...

Those turned out so cute Rosemary, you have just the right touch. Take care, Martha

Burlap Luxe said...

ROSEMARY...Oooooh dear Rosemary,
You are Killing me!!
How dare you do this before me :)

I am going to go back later tonight and drool, crush, and take in the passion you put into them.

SO HAPPY that you enjoyed the INSPIRATION over at my place!!
You never know where it will go until it is great and you wished you had taken a before photo!! LOL!
Crazy how that works.

I will see you tonight for a closer look.



Maija said...

You made it look so beautiful!!!
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