A couple of weeks ago, I bought this lamp at the flea market. $5.00. So cool, just my style and favorite color combo. It didn't have a shade and the only one I had here was this one. Too short.
Not wanting to spend any money on it, I decided to take this little girl's petticoate and use it to create a longer shade.
Here is the petticoat...sorry, I don't know how to flip this photo once it's in the blog post. But, you can get the idea. There are tucks....
I do love tucks!
And, there are embroidered flowers!
And, here is the new old lampshade...with a bit more to come. My daughter, the Minimalist, saw this photo and said it didn't look right for me....it needed beads. Really, a Minimalist said that! So, me being me....I took it upon myself to bead the lower edge.
I also added ribbon near the top and pinned an old brooch there at the top. It 'kind of' matches the lamp.
Here is a close-up of the lower edge.
And, here is the brooch and the ribbon...actually, it is rayon ribbon...the kind I tend to hoard if I have any. Love it. I just attached it with large French Knots. The petticoat is sewn to the lampshade at the very top.
Click to see a close-up version of the lamp...I dearly love it.
And, here it is...in my living room....I do so love lamplight!
This is another lamp I have in the living room.........a very old floor lamp. I thought I'd actually make a shade for it too. Just a different one altogether. I seem to be collecting lampshade frames for some reason...so this one I had....and since I had plenty of muslin, I decided to tear strips of it and just tie it on the frame. Kind of an experiment.
And, here...turned on. I kind of like the thing!!! Did I say I love lamplight?
Indeed I did!!!
So, there you are. Two lampshades, created out of practically nothing and a lot of time.
(Quilts coming on Sunday if all goes well.)
Bird Nest Cottage
until next time