Monday, March 7, 2011

Altered Lamp Shade

A friend of mine gave me some of her old issues of Victoria and Southern Lady -- after looking at all the Victorian/lacy stuff in them I decided to try altering a lampshade in my bedroom.
It started out looking like this:

The really great thing about it is that I got all the lace/pearls at the thrift store some time back for a little bit of nothing -- only the purple ribbon was bought new - and that was on clearance for 99 cents!  This was a no sew project -- I attached everything with my hot glue gun
I liked it this way, but wanted to try "dressing it up a bit" with some lace. pearls,  and homemade ribbon flowers.  Pretty pleased with the results.... seems a bit more cozy now in my reading corner.

This post linked to:
More the Merrier Monday
Made With Love Monday 
Handmade Tuesday
Whipperberry Friday Flair 
Humble Homemaking Weekend Review 
 Transformation Thursday

3 comments: said...

Wow it looks so lovely, well done.

Melony Bradley said...

Very pretty results! Dont you love thrift store shopping?

Anonymous said...

Very lovely....oh, I like your blog too!!! very fun! :)