Sunday, April 25, 2010

More Lamp Shades...

I've been  busy with more lamp shades.  Last week at our couples bible study one of my friends asked if I could work some magic on two of her  "Plain Jane" lampshades.  She had some left over fabric from the window treatments that I made for her cottage.  She handed me the left over fabric and said, "do whatever you want, I trust you".  I don't know if I like when someone says that to me. I'm always worried that it won't be what they had envisioned.

Is this a "Plain Jane" shade or what?


I started with the fabric.  I just love this check fabric.

Here's a tip... 
 Use more than one style of trim. 
 It adds variety and a custom look.
I went to Hobby Lobby and selected three different styles of trim.


It's amazing how the trim really addes to the look.




Can you see how I used the trim
and layered it on top of each other?


I used the scallop trim around the top and bottom and then added the mingled colored braid on top ot the trim.

Later this week I'll share with you the other lampshade.  I'm going to try and and make my own pleated ruffle to added to the bottom of the shade.  Stop back, and I'll share it with you how I made it.  Linking up to the following creative sites. 
 Come along and visit. 

36 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Another beautiful shade, Sherry! I'm sure she knows that all you do turns out gorgeous so she felt confident telling you to do what you want with it. I'm sure she'll be thrilled!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

These are just beautiful! I think I am going to give this a try myself!!
Debbie

slommler said...

This is beautiful! I love the checked material!
Hugs
SueAnn

Gerry said...

Fantastic ! ! !
You did fantastic with this Plain Jane. I am really impressed with the dressed-up version.
Hugs,
Gerry

Annesphamily said...

I love those checks! What a great lamp shade or two over here, creative lady! Hugs Anne

Come to the postcard exchange!

Anne

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

WOW! I love that look!! Talk about drab to fab!!! GREAT JOB!!!
~mandy

Patti said...

I made my shade this weekend, following your tutorial. I will post it this week, so please stop by (Tues or Thurs) to see it...I love it and want to thank you for the inspiration!

Sandy said...

Beautiful shades, love the checks and the fringe. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Good job.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

I love this! I'm not a fan of boring white lamp shades and this just gives me so many ideas! Look out hubby, I got the glue gun! LOL

Dena
sweet pickles and chocolate

Debby said...

another beauty, love this.
debby

mishebe said...

very nice, love the trim.. mishelle

DesignTies said...

When I first saw the gingham print on the shade - without the trim - I thought "oh no!" But, with the pretty trim... what a wonderful shade in became!! Really lovely!
Victoria @ DesignTies

Ann said...

You sure did bring that lamp to life! Thanks for the tip on the different trims, never would have thought of that but will certainly remember it! :)
I hope that you have a great week.

kjquilts said...

Very pretty! I also love the wall treatment behind the lamp. Is it stenciled?

The Vintage Attic said...

What a beautiful shade, great job, it turned out fabulous.
Hugs,
Melissa

Lisa said...

That turned out just gorgeous! Love the fabric!

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Oh, what a gorgeous job! I love the transformation! You are so good at this!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Liz said...

very cute...would fit well in my house...gonna have to try it!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Love-er-lee! full of charm!

Kaysi said...

What a difference! It's so fun now!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is fabulous! Can I send you my little chandelier shades I tried to redo with no luck?:)

Alison said...

WOW!! I simply love how this turned out. I love that checked fabric too... and the gorgeous trim! Stunning.

Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

Sherry your lamp shade looks wonderful!! Its kinda country traditional cottage......LOL

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, oh, oh. That is so pretty. I have a boring lamp, and I'm going to try dressing it up, too. Thanks for sharing. I'm flattered that you asked for a close up of the tassel. Tomorrow when the sun is out, I'll take some closeups and email them to you. I have a note right here next to my computer to remind me. Rosie

IdellA231_Fecteau1 said...

覺得自己能不能做到,其實只在一念之間。........................................

Alyssabeth's said...

I'm going to look around the house to see which shades I can re-vamp! Great idea, thank you.

Charity said...

Wow, you sure made a plain thing personal! Great creative job!

Mimi said...

Those lamp shades are adorable...love the checked fabric.

Carolyn said...

Hi Sherry! I just found your blog and I love love love it! The lampshades are so pretty!! I must try it! Thank you so much for sharing!
Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Kristi said...

I love the shade!! I have made many like this myself! It's like a little bling on your lampshade! I have done night lights too! :)
Kristi

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Wonderful transformation! I have some plain jane shades too, they definitely need this treatment! Your friend will love this! Theresa

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Your shades are so PRETTY...I saw where someone made one after seeing yours:) Happy NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Hi, I have become a follower. Your lampshades are amazing. I would like to invite you to my new blog when you have the time called Tools Are For Women Too! I will be having my first link party this Monday called Modern Craftswoman Monday. Please join me if you can. Rory

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Beautiful!
Happy NTT!
*hugs*deb

Debbie said...

Super cute! You really made it your own...I adore the checked fabric too:) I just did a lamp shade and it took me FOREVER! Let's just say I will not be going into that line of work:) Have a great day. Debbie

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