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

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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  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.


  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

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

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

  10. Such a creative idea and so pretty!


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

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

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

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

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

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

  17. 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!!

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

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

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

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