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Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Madeover Lampshade

I found a great tutorial on how to do a lampshade makeover at A Gathering Place.  Rebecca did such a nice tutorial that even I could do it.    Mine doesn't look as good as hers but I think it sure is pretty!

Following her directions, I cut out my pieces then started gluing them on.  I have never used spray adhesive before.   I used Elmer's Craft Bond Spray Adhesive as I couldn't find the same brand that she used.

Next it was time for the trim.  I went to my favorite "candy" store, Mill Outlet in Colorado Springs.  They have three good size rows of nothing but ribbons and lace and all kinds of other trim.  I found this pink french gimp, it matched perfect with the fabric I had at home. 
On the top I used some vintage pink boxed pleats that I found at an estate sale.  It was still in the packaging unopened. 

I hot glued beaded ribbon to the inside and finished my edges with more pink ribbon.   If I wasn't so impatient I would have sewn the two together, then hot glued it in.   It would have given it a neater finish. 

TaDa!  Here it is!   

Thanks Rebecca  for a wonderful tutorial. 

I am linking up with My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday.   A post I love to look at but don't usually have the time to link too.   There are some wonderfully creative bloggers that link to this blog party. 


  1. Eeeek! It's wonderful! I'm sooo happy you were able to use the tutorial and that it worked for you! I love what you did! Amazing that we can recreate something fairly easy, huh?

    Thanks for sharing sweet one...LOVE IT AGAIN~


  2. Nice work. I need to find out where that Mill outlet is in your city. You never know, I might take a long weekend and head down that way just for that shopping experience. It looks like there would be something I could bring home!♥♫

  3. I really like what you did to the lampshade!


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