Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Lampshade For Master Bedroom

This is the wonderful toile I bought at Hobby Lobby, which I really just love the look of ~ the colors are great, as well as the pattern, and it has an aged look about it.

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I bought about a yard and a half to do this lampshade in our master bedroom and a pillow for the bed.  I have plenty left over and could probably get three pillows out of what is left.

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A good way to use a fabric that might otherwise be out of your budget is to buy a small amount and use it for something like a pillow, a lampshade or a simple valance.  It’s a good way to get something you love into your home while staying in your budget.  This fabric is fairly pricey.

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I followed the same steps as I did on my craft room lampshade and you can find the complete tutorial here, although this shade is a bit larger than that one.  Plus, I’m just using one fabric as opposed to two.

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I’ve used a wider flat trim on this one in a gold tone that went well with the gold in the fabric.

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I used it for each section, the top and the bottom.

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I had this looped fringe {just enough to go around the bottom portion} and also covered that with the flat trim.  I could have left it with just the looped fringe, but I thought it would finish it off better because you could see the thread where they sewed the looped fringe together.

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Finally, on the lamp.

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There were eight sections to be cut for this shade and I made sure to do every other section with one of the women figures.   So, I had four of those and then I tried to get some of the other colors going on in the fabric from the scenery in the other four.

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You can see in the picture above how, with the lamp in front of the mirror, it will pick up the images that are on the back of the shade, too.  Here’s a night shot so you can see how it looks lit up!  If you have any questions about this project, feel free to ask!

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I can’t wait to get started on that dresser!  I am going to try and do the shade of blue that you can see in this fabric.  I think this mirror is going to go {it came with the dresser} and I have a larger mirror from my old house that will probably work better here.  That will need to be painted too.

I’ve got a giveaway going on for the PB Santos Ornament here!

Linking up with

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch


Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Winter Blues Wednesday at DIY by Design

Air Your Laundry Friday at Freckled Laundry

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence

Kathy

60 comments:

sissie said...

OMG Kathy, this is gorgeous! I love the toile fabric. It reminds me of Kim's at Savvy Southern Style's fabric that she put on her cabinet.
The fringe really brought it all together. I think your room is going to be so pretty.

hugs
Sissie

The Feathered Nest said...

Just gorgeous Kathy!!! What an amazing change...don't you love transforming something average into something beautiful??? Have a wonderful week sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

It turned out beautiful, Kathy!!!

xoxo

Pamela said...

It turned out beautiful Kathy! I love that fabric as well and keep trying to figure out where I can use it!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Kathy, I've always loved this fabric. Looks so pretty on your lampshade!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I am all about covering a shade and yours looks great!! I love this fabric and have admired it often at hobby lobby! Sadly, I do not have a speck of blue in my house! What is up with that?? I can't wait to see the dresser when you get it painted!!

Have a great week!

Lou cinda

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Yes, that's the word, Gorgeous! But it looks kind of hard...that's such a wonderful fabric!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

love the fabric you choose and the lampshade is beautiful.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Wow, this is lovely! What an amazing transformation! Kathy, you are so talented! It's gorgeous!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE IT Kathy!! That shade is gorgeous. AS Aubusson Blue would look fabulous with that fabric.

Ruby Jean said...

That fabric on it's own was Beautiful... But you just went and made it GORGEOUS!!!! That looks better than Store Bought for sure.. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!!

Judy said...

Kathy I am in love with your lampshade. You did such a professional job. That fabric is gorgeous!!! I am so super impressed. Stunning.

Patti said...

I love this...fabric can make such a difference and this is so pretty! Well done

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

It turned out sooo cute with the fringe!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Wow, it looks just fantastic!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What a pretty lampshade, I will be looking at the tutorial~!!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I love it, and I love to do lampshades too. Great fabric Kathy!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Kathy, my heart is skipping a beat over this gorgeous lampshade! Great job, my friend!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I'm a huge fan of toile and french script so I just love this. Funny, I just went out and bought a burlap drum shade to replace a white shade just like yours! I was so happy b/c it was 50% off and $25.00. Something told me not to take the plastic off the shade just yet. Now I'm glad I didn't! I was being lazy (I've redone lampshades before) but now I have motivation to do this one myself. Thanks for sharing.

vanessadawne said...

Gorgeous -- love the fabric & the trim!
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Cindy said...

What a Great Lampshade! I love it! Love the fabric and the trim. It will look great with the new dresser color. Will you show the pillow?
XO Cindy

Okio B Designs said...

That is beautiful!!!!!! I'll bet Pottery Barn or Ballard will be copycatting your design!

J

Gail said...

Kathy that new lamp shade turned out beautiful! I love the fabric and all the little trim you added.

Heathahlee said...

I LOVE how it turned out, Kathy! I've missed seeing your projects but hopefully I'll be able to keep up this time! :)

Kristens Creations said...

So pretty Kathy! Love the fabric...

You are right...practical definitely needs to come first in a craft/sewing room. I am already loving these floors! It just feels more like a work room now...and getting the piano out really helps too. I think I will be working alot more now!!

I love your french bee tea towel! It turned out really cute.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful job on that shade. I see a lamp shade transformation in my future!..Thanks for the great ideas!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Kathy,
your lampshade came out beautiful!!Have a great week.
XO marie

The Vintage Chateau said...

What a gorgeous lampshade! But then, I love anything with toile!
Karee

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Love, love, love, Kathy! You really did a nice job. I like the finished look the gimp gives it.

Did you put your comments in a pop up window to bypass the problems Blogger's been having? When you did your post, I wasn't having problems--I sure am now. I may do my own quick-y post.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Disregard my last question, I just scrolled down and just saw that was your reasoning.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

OMGoodness, that looks awesome. Great fabric, and you did a fantastic job with the shade. Beautiful with the light shining through. Love it.

KATHY said...

Wow that is gorgeous!! I love it.

Kathy

Terry said...

I have an old tapestry that this would be perfect for. Thanks for the inspiration.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Wow, the end result have a very high end expensive look!! Yeah for great little updates! Janell

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love that fabric! I used it on a bulletin board.

Your lamp is absolutely gorgeous!!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Kathy your lampshade turned out beautiful! I've seen the fabric and also loved the aged look of it.
Sooooo pretty!

Judy said...

You already know I am in love with this project. Thanks for sharing it at my Winter Blues Wednesday party.

Kristens Creations said...

LOL...The heck with practical...now I want pretty! I said I wasn't going to do much in here, but I can't stand it! It will still be pretty simple though...maybe =)I really don't need to be spending money on this room!

Glad you like the little project. This might be something you could use in your room. You could even buy a piece with more hooks and add more buckets...just a thought

Creations from my heart said...

Hi Kathy,
GREAT job on the lampshade. I jumped to your original post and saw that you had used my tutorial for covering the lampshade. You did a wonderful job. I love the fabric. I just re-did my master bedroom and that is the pattern I used in a different color. I just love it.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kathy,
Ahhhhh...very stunning...LOVE the fabric!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Kim said...

If I don't get a Hobby Lobby before I die I want my ashes spread over the closest one. I love that fabric!! Great job on the lampshade Kath!
xoxo,
Kim

Janet said...

I love the fabric and have looked at it online since we don't have a Hob Lob or really any good fabric stores nearby anymore. So....can you tell me what "colorway" that is? I am thinking I would like the fabric for some curtain panels somewhere in my new home ( moving in March), but I don't want to order the wrong color.

Thanks,
Janet

Sherry said...

It's beautiful! I have two lampshades I need to redo...I'm bookmarking your tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower, drop by for a visit when you have a chance.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

That shade turned out just awesome! You know I love the fabric since I have it for panels in my dining room! I need the lamp in there, too!

Ms. Redo said...

That is one awesome transformation, I love that lamp shade!!! The fabric is so beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do with the dresser. Hugs ~ Mary

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Kathy, the fabric is very pretty and the shade turned out beautifully. I have wanted to do this but was not confident at all in my ability to do it. Now, with your clear instructions I think I'll give it a try. I want to thank you for sharing those pretty towels at my party. Being new at this, I REALLY appreciate your support. -----------Shannon

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the lampshade and what fabulous fabric....Love, love it

Debra from Bungalow said...

It's gorgeous!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

First of all let me just say that that fabric is stunning...and then I just have to comment on what you did with it! That is incredible....it looks amazing...and your work is perfectly executed!

Thanks for sharing...and you're right..sometimes we just want a small piece of a favourite expensive fabric..and with a little creative thinking...it dresses up an entire room!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina


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lvroftiques said...

Kathy I know I'm going to "ditto" everyone else on loving that toile!! If only we had a HL *sighs*
Your lamp turned out beautifully. and I'm off now to read your tutorial. I could really use your expertise so thanks so much for sharing it! Vanna

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Love the toile, love the trim, LOVE the lamp!! Great job Kathy!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Fabulous job, Kathy. You know I love that fabric. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Kelly said...

I am very impressed! That looks like an expensive lampshade that you would buy at a store. The before and after is incredible. Great job. It's beautiful!

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! Oh, your lampshade is gorgeous! What a great job you did and that fabric is so pretty too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sheer Serendipity said...

Gorgeous fabric and gorgeous lamp shade! Great job!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kathy!

WOW! I love your new lampshade! The fabric and the trim you used are outstanding. Beautiful!!!

Dee

Pam said...

Great job. That is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Beautiful my friend! You can cover those lampshades like nobody's business! Angie xo

elizabeth said...

what a wonderful lampshade! i'm considering copying you in this one :)

elizabeth said...

aren't you a decoration fairy! love love love the bed stands

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