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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lace Covered Lamp Shades

 As I was looking around at all the fabulous blogs this week I seen where A lady had covered a lamp shade with an old vintage crocheted piece and it was so pretty., sort of like Magnolia Pearl's clothing line.I thought heck I have boxes of vintage lace I think I will try that. So walked around the house and studio to spot my project and started with my little blue & white teapot lamp. I had forgotten I even had this little lamp it was in my bedroom on a dresser for a long time and I recently moved it to the living room on a little black chest coming in my front door.Anyway here it is


Before                                        
I was trying to decide which lace I would use , I loved the one on top of shade but didin't have enough to use it . I also went and cut up my wedding dress to use that lace and it was just to heavy a lace for this small shade.


                                                                         




I decided to use some of my ecru colored lace for this shade , my caroler that I recently redressed  was setting on my work table to encourage me that I could do this LOL she is redressed in some of my vintage lace




Here we go , with my favorite sharpest scissors I have, a friend bought these for me at the Paducah Kentucky quilt show one year I didn't go
                                                                                   
 
Finished I thought


Then I wanted to add some trim to top of the shade






Shade with light on , This took about 30 minutes to complete



                                                                         



      light off , It was a quick  fulfilling project , I bought this little lamp about 10 years ago at a store named Inside Outlet, however it's not in Columbia any longer, it was the best darn store for furniture, rugs and lamps , I have several items from that store.

My pictures are much better if you click on them, Lighting in my house has a lot to be desired, thanks xoxo


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Pearls & Lace Thursday / giveaway    
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24 comments:

  1. I love your absolutely gorgeous lampshade. It is so elegant. The base of the lamp shade is gorgeous as well. I love it! job well done.

    Paula

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  2. This is beautiful Paula. I have some lampshades that I've set aside to redo and I like the idea of adding lace. Thanks for sharing & blessings to you, Patti

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  3. Wow! You must be so proud! It's lovely and it was QUICK!

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  4. This lamp shade came out so cute. Thanks for finding my blog now I have found yours. New follower.
    Kris

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  5. Hi Janice,
    Love all the beautiful lace, it turned out really pretty on your shade too. Your blue walls look like a nice color. Thanks for sharing.
    Gina

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  6. Janice I must be channeling you! I was doing some spring cleaning and organizing my laces and other crafting stuff. While I was just folding mine, you were creating! The lamp looks just gorgeous!
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  7. I am swooning over your lacilicious lampshade. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  8. Beautiful transformation! I've done this, too, and have loved the results!

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  9. Thank is a wonderful idea, I want to run home and make one too...I just love it..Happy Spring with love Janice

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  11. Such a creative idea and so pretty!

    jody

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  12. Perfect!! I love how it looks with the light coming through to highlight the lace.

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  13. Love the lace on this lamp shade. Of course I love lace on anything.
    Have a great week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  14. You did a very nice job on your lamp shade. Looks very pretty.

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  15. What a wonderful project! Simple and lovely. (Love the quick projects!) The lace adds so much personality to the shade! Catherine (new follower)

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  16. What a wonderful makeover for a lampshade. Great job. Thanks for linking in today, Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday.

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  17. So Beautiful, I love what you did and the little lamp is adorable.
    Have a Blessed Easter, ginger

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  18. I love it when inspiration hits and you even have the supplies to make it on hand!! Lovely job and I saw a number of laces in your stash that looked yummy!! I want to see more!!
    So happy you joined me this week for my blog party!!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  19. You cut up your wedding dress? For LACE? Okay...

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  20. Beautiful creation! I'm loving the lace in that lamp shade.

    -FenchelShades.com

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  21. Perfect for the teapot lamp. Thanks for linking up to Throwback Thursday! Kim

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  22. The teapot lamp is so cute. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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