Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Other Lampshade....

I promised I would share with you the other lampshade I created for my friend. It goes in the the same room as the lampshade I shared with you in the previous post.  I decided to once again mix it with the check fabric, but I also made a pleated ruffle out of a coordinating stripe fabric.  When I did the valance for her cottage kitchen window I used two of these fabrics, so why not pair them up for the lampshade? 
Here's the lampshade before I began...

Most of us have one of these plain shades around the house.  Why not dress it up a bit?  It's easy to do. I decided to leave the red fabric on the shade and just change every other section.

Now to make the ruffle.  I really didn't know what I was doing.  I just cut a piece of fabric about 3" wide and folded it in half (making it 1.5" wide).  Then I just began to hand pleat it.  No "rhyme or reason", and definitely not precise! That was the look I was going for.  Or at least that's what I'm telling you!

I lightly pressed the pleates to set them.

I got out my trusting glue gun
and glued it to the bottom ot the shade. 
 I know right now you are saying.
"What a Mess!"  Just wait for the trim.  It does get better.

I once again used three different styles of trim that all coordinated.

Ready.....Here it is.

I told you the trim would make it all come together.

I really liked how thepleated ruffle came out. 
 I'll have to try this on one of my shades.

I got and email from Pattie at Pandora's Box.  She had read my Step by Step Tutorial on covering a lampshade.  She was so excited after she read it, that she decided to try one of her lampshades.  It came out great, check it out HERE.  If you try a lampshade I would love to hear from you.  It always puts a big smile on my face when I inspire someone to try out a new project and then they share it with me.  I'll be linking up to the following creative sites....


Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

How cute is that! :D Thank you for your instructions, too!
Thanks for sharing!

Have a great Wednesday!

Mom2fur said...

That is awesome! I just bought a huge bag of lace and trims for a dollar at a garage sale, and I have tons of fabric scraps--and an ugly lamp. I think I'm going to give this a try!

Unknown said...

I LOVE it! LOVE!! I'm putting this in my inspiration folder! Hope you share this at our ANYTHING RELATED party on Tuesdays!

Andrea said...

Love it! This is my next project! So glad I found this! Come by sometime!

Room to Inspire said...

This is very cute. I have a very large lampshade I was thinking about covering - and I agree, the trim really does finish the whole thing! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.


Grannys Attic said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! You are an Angel. Got a lamp & shade today to use in the Beauty Shop and wanted to cover it and didn't have a clue where to start. Will try it this weekend. Thanks, Vicky

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Love the ruffle on the bottom!! I want to find some old shades to play with - this is too much fun!! Thanks for the "shout out" - patti

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

Great job! I love the ruffle of the bottom! really dresses it up! : )

Leslie said...

Looks great!! Feel free to come link this up at this week's Bargain Brag Wednesday, too: http://www.bargainshoppingparadise.com/2010/04/bargain-brag-wednesday-428-54.html

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a great redo--I love the little box-pleated ruffle at the bottom--such a great detail. Thanks for linking up!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Sherry, that is just so great looking. Looks like you bought it in an expensive shop!

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Texas Preacher Woman said...

This is absolutely adorable! I think I may have to try this! Thanks for sharing and making it look so easy!


{oc cottage} said...

Oh my stars!

m ^..^

Stacey said...

To die for! I'm thinking you need an Etsy shop!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Very nice. A girls best friend that glue gun!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Crystal said...

What a beautiful shade. I love trim and it really sets everything off! Great job!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a great makeover! love how it turns out! beautiful!

extreme personal measures said...

Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse's Follow Me Friday. I am your newest follower. Great job! I love this.

BeautifulYoungHome said...

Hi! I came on over form new friend friday at Girl Creative. Great lampshade re-do. I love the extra touch of the ruffle! You did an amazing job :)

Great blog!!

Atticmag said...

Very colorful. Jane F.

Laura said...

Wow. I'm super impressed!

I'm having a blog party tomorrow and I'd love it if you linked up!

Laura said...

This is just amazing.
I linked to the same party.
Stop by if you have time,


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Susan said...

Your lamp shade is so cute!! How creative is that?

Lori said...

How very pretty!

Thanks for joing Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me next week for another great party.

Jess said...

You are so creative! That looks pretty! Thanks so much for linking on Favorite Things Friday!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh adorable!! I love the patchwork look and the ruffle?!? I think this is a lamp first! LOVE.

I had you in mind when I needed to do my lampshade but I had to do something in like 5 minutes. One day I'll do it 'right!. LOL

Your lampshades are always the ultimate! I hope you come back next week with a couple for the lampshade catagory. :)

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Love your blog, I'm a new follower. I came over from Saturday is Craft Day. I have blah blah boring lamp shades, I'd love to transform them like yours, they are so pretty. I'll let you know when I get around to doing it.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I made another and blamed you on todays post!! Stop over...patti

Laura said...

I love the colors. So cute!

Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day! I hope to see you next week.

Jane B. said...

Hi Sherry, you won our giveaway for Frugalicious Friday from Scentsy!!! Shoot me an e-mail and I'll get you connected with Andrea Smith from Scentsy!

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Jane B. said...

Hi again Sherry,

To pick up your Scentsy prize, can you goto my blog and click on the Scentsy Ad button that says Andrea Smith. This will take you to her site and you can contact Andrea. Sorry for not connecting you sooner...I was having a hard time finding your e-mail address.

Thanks Again!

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Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here

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