Monday, November 14, 2011

My First Lampshade Redo

Wow, two hours later I am quite pleased with the way my first lampshade redo turned out.  I used a lampshade that was looking beat up, fabric and trim I had on hand and hot glue.  Oh, and, of course, the inspiration of many bloggers who have done this before like Sherry, Penny and Sonya.  I did use Sherry from Creations From My Heart’s tutorial, which I had up on my laptop as I went along. 

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This is the shade I started with.  I used the iron to soften up the glue holding the top and bottom bindings on the shade so I could pull them off.  It looks even uglier at this point.

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I made the pattern as Sherry mentions and cut out my fabric.  I even ironed it and I hate ironing. 

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Then started gluing the pieces of fabric on one section at a time until I wound up with this.

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Trimmed out the sections. 

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Then trimmed out the top.  The bottom was getting a beaded trim that I’d had for a couple of years now just waiting for a project.  Then, as Sherry describes, just glue your trim over that on the bottom.

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I think you can see the toile fabric better when the light is off.

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Love it!  I am just so pleased with the way it turned out.  I love that it is in my craft/sewing room because I need the extra light in here and how fitting that something “creative” I made will help me in further creating!

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Linking up with

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence

Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Kathy

42 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it Kathy!! You just inspired me to do one of mine:) Martina

Marsha said...

Your lampshade turned out just lovely, Kathy!!! (You can also put the lampshade in the microwave, if it'll fit, but just a few seconds at a time, 20, 30, to loosen up the glue)

xxoo
Marsha

Anonymous said...

Kathy,your lampshade turned out ao gorgeous! Love those fabrics too :o) I am completely envious of your little craft room!!!!!
~Des

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Great job! Looks so professional:)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

it turned out terrific .. you've inspired me to try this for the shade on my rooster.
I may need help:)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love love love it Kathy!!!
XOXO
Kristin

Ruby Jean said...

Oh isn't that So pretty.. I must say you are brave I don't think I would have been...Piecing it together.. I can barely bring myself to do a lampshade with a solid piece of fabric.. :) Simply Elegant..

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That turned out great. Love the fabric and trim.

Karen said...

Wow that is perfect. It looks fabulous. Thanks for visiting!

Sue said...

You are way too handy! LOL The shade looks cute as can be. Does the bottom of the panels turn under to wrap the shade frame?
Did you get my last e-mail re: Thursday? Give me ring. How about that rain tonite- we lost power! :-) Sue

Marla and Steve said...

We definitely need LOVE buttons on our blog posts. LOVE LOVE LOVE and I've got to give this a try. Have two shades that I pulled trim off and they are just begging for a redo.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

You did such a great job! It's so pretty and chic now. Don't you love Sherry? Her blog was the very first blog I ever read! Anyhoo, thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Hope you're having a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Oh my goodness Kathy! It turned out fabulous! I love it and it is perfect for your craft table! Angie xo

Savvy Seasons said...

Wow, Kathy, you make this project look easy. I may have to copy this idea soon. Thanks a bunch for sharing! xo ~Liz

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a gorgeous lamp shade! It looks so professional, if I saw it in a store I'd buy it for sure. Fabulous!
Patti

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It turned out great Kathy! Thanks for the mention. I have my tutorial on my tabs under my header on my Flea Market Makeovers blog and it is very much the same!

Gail said...

O'Kathy, your lamp shade turned out GREAT! I love your choice of fabric and especially that trim. Way to go....you did an excellent job!!!!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

It looks so good, Kathy. The process is a bit scary as it does look worse midway--like most projects! The fabrics and trim you used are just perfect together.

Judy said...

I just love this project. I have been wanting to do this forever. We cleaned out the attic this weekend and I found at least ten lampshades up there just waiting for a makeover. Toile makes anything look better. Awesome new look. Love that trim.

Anonymous said...

Great job. So cute, I like the use of two different fabrics, and of course I always love beaded fringe.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Kathy,
This is perfection!! You are unbelievable, my friend!! And I love that fabric--Ohh-la-la!
XO
Cindy

Gina said...

What a great job you did on this! I love it!

Passionate for White said...

You did a great job and good thing you hung on to that beaded trim cause it was meant to be!!

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin' I have a couple of old shades in my bedroom I've been longin' to change and girl...I'm inspired!!! These are just magnificent...just what the doctor ordered.

Wannn come help? Heeehehehe!!!

God bless and have a marvelous day sweetie! :o)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your craft/sewing table. Sure wish I had one. Your lamp is wonderful and the shade is fabulous. You did a great job. I like your fabric choices also. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, that looks like an expensive designer lamp!! I would love it too!

Carol

Judy said...

So pretty and so professional, love that lampshade! Will you make one for me? : )

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

thanks for stopping by to visit me! Wow great job on the lampshade, and what a great way to get what u want! I may have to do that!

SavannahGranny said...

SOOOOO perfect. This looks better than professional. I have two shades that need to be replaced. They are so expensive that I should try this. This is beautiful I am so glad you shared this as I was afraid to take mine apart. Have a great week. Blessings

Pamela said...

Wow!! Kathy it is sooo beautiful!!! After things slow down I just might have to find me a shade to do!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kathy,

Your lampshade is gorgeous! I love the beaded trim you used.

Dee

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

LOVE the mix of fabrics...really LOVE this!

Kuki... said...

Oh my gosh, your lampshade is ADORABLE! I see another project in my near future!!!

Tracy said...

Very cute, I just love your fabric choices and the beaded trim.

DumpsterDiva said...

I WANT IT!!!! I am going to have to make one of these! You inspired me! I would be honored f you would share over at my Linky Party!!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Really, really pretty. I have redone lampshades but never quite this way; what an excellent idea. Yours is georgous.

Kim from Maiden D'Shade said...

Absolutely gorgeous lampshade! I think this is my favorite one I've seen this year!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I was enjoying looking at your blue dresser makeover this morning when this post on your side bar drew my attention like a magnet. I love this more then you know. I have a very small lamp shade that I want to redo since I cannot find another one in the same size that has a hole for a finial as mine does. I can only find the small shades with those attachments that clip onto the bulbs. Anyway, I've been thinking of how to redo it myself as it is shaped very similar to yours but very small. This has given me the inspiration to just do it. I love your tip about loosening the glue on the existing trim. Fantastic redo and instructions. Thank you!

Jaye @ Just Trying to Make Cents of it All! said...

Wow! I know this is an older post of yours but I just happened to run across you over at Debbiedoo's place! I LOVE that lampshade! And I happen to have one of similar shape that has some staining (how, I have NO IDEA!) Must have been that "It Wasn't Me" person who hangs around too much! Thanks for sharing that and giving me yet ANOTHER project for my list!

I'm your newest follower!

Green Willow Pond said...

Gorgeous! I have some lampshades just this style that need covering. I love the script on yours.

Found you at Make it Pretty Monday. You have a beautiful blog here. I'm your newest follower :)

Deborah

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Wow!! I love how you did this. Lampshade re-do's have always been so intimidating to me when they are curvy or detailed but the way that you did this is brilliant! I have two similar shades that need a makeover so I'm going to give this method a try. Thanks for sharing!!

xo,
Kathleen

Entertaining Women said...

Okay, now I'm inspired! I have a handful of really sad looking shades. I'll have to start pulling out fabric! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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