Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lampshades for the Master Bedroom...

The furniture painting continues. 
 I am hoping to have all the painting done by the end of next week.
One of the nightstands is ALMOST complete,
 it just needs the hardware.
My husband has been putting up with no lampshades
 on the lamps for about two months now.
He's a patient guy when I am in the middle
of one of my decorating ventures. 
 This past weekend  he said,
"Do you think we can get some lampshades".

When this happens I know he has had enough.
I had picked up two lamps
 from the Restoration Hardware outlet.
 The lamps did not have any lampshades
 (I'm sure that is why they were at the outlet).
I headed over to Marshalls and found two lampshades
 in the clearance aisle for $10.00 each.
Here's what they looked like.



Nothing special.
I had envisioned a linen fabric shade.
I didn't like the fabric on them, but not to worry...
I'll just recover it. 
 It's easy to do. 
 If you haven't seen my video on recovering a lampshade
it's on my sidebar, or go HERE to watch it. 
 I'll show you just how easy it can be.
I ordered a piece of linen fabric in the perfect color
 to match the bedding. 



I know it looks messy but just wait a minute,
I need to add the trim!


Much better!


I added some gimp trim and a wide flat braid trim
around the bottom and top of the shade.
The flat trim had a hint of the wall color.



Now for a sneak peek at the nightstands. 
Just a hint of what is to come...

A mirror that was antiqued and added to the top of the nightstand!

Do you see the new color of the furniture?



More photos of the master bedroom makeover to come.
For now I will be working hard to finish up this re-do,
and linking to.....

7 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Fabulous as always, Sherry! Those are pretty nice shades for the clearance aisle at Marshalls. I'm impressed you even found two! I did have to laugh though that your husband was asking about lampshades and you are the Queen of Lampshades in my book! : ) Is that like the shoemaker's children who have no shoes?

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This is very pretty!! I love the trims you used, definitely fancied it up :)

I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/05/your-whims-wednesday-5-and-features.html

slommler said...

They are beautiful!! Well done!!
And I love the new color on the dresser!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Fabric Bows and More said...

Nice job! Please come and share it at my link party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

Wow! I am loving this project thanks for sharing it, very well done. I found you at Someday Crafts BTW

Melanie said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! This is absolutely beautiful!

I would love for you to come link up at my new "Encouragement is Contagious!" linky party! You can share your favorite posts from someone else's blog to encourage them, and share your favorite from your own blog and get lots of visits :)

Have a great day!
Melanie :)

Stephanie said...

Oooooh, I love them. They turned out so pretty! Good work!

Come over to my blog for a visit, I'm giving away something pretty!
http://luluscottage.blogspot.com

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