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. 

3 comments:

  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~

    xoRebecca

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  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!♥♫

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

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