Sunday, February 13, 2011

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

I’m not very good at redoing fabric on lampshades, but my daughter wanted to do a lampshade for my granddaughter and I thought I could handle this one.  This is our inspiration picture.

Roses and petals lampshade

It costs {on average} $150.00.  For just the lampshade.  A bit too steep for either of us.  Of course, my daughter wanted the scalloped shade, so after finally finding one at a decent price, we got started.


I know it’s hard to see in the inspiration picture, but the main part of the shade is covered in white rose petals and then the roses are along the top and bottom edges.  A trip to Michaels was in order to get supplies.


$1.99 per bunch of roses {I got nine and it was just enough}.


$6.98 for the box of petals {300 petals per box}


The shade was $12.00 {purchased online}


After a couple of hours, this is what I wound up with. 


Our version totals about $36.98!


Now she just needs to get a lamp!

Linking up with:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous



Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Absolutely fabulous, Kathy!!!! I may try this on a lampshade in the guest bedroom!!

Remember my jewelry box?! It got ANOTHER makeover, ha ha ha


Ali Rockwell said...

Looks great! I like it better than your inspiration picture!!

Red Door Home said...

Very pretty. Perfect for a little girl's room.

Fishtail Cottage said...

So darling for your little grandaughters room! love what you came up with! oxox

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy!
You did a beautiful job on the lampshade. It looks just like the inspiration photo. So pretty.


One Cheap B*tch said...

Well done! Looks just like the $150 one! Oh and thanks, the boys got their v-day cards last week. xo, J

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Oh Kathy! That is so lovely! You did an outstanding job and it is going to look fabulous in your granddaughter's room! I actually think yours is BETTER than a ridicously overpriced purchased shade! ANgie xo

Jane said...

Beautiful!! You nailed this looks just like the inspiration lamp shade!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Kathy, this is beautiful! You did an amazing job! I just love seeing detail like this on lampshades! I have full confidence that you'll find an amazing lamp to go with it!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Wow! Kathy! Just fabulous. I like your rendition 100 times more than the inspiration. Great job ~ and for a fraction of the price. :o)

Gail said...

Oh Kathy, this is just gorgeous! How sweet for your granddaughter.

Happy Valentine's Day,

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Just beautiful. Such a creative idea and so girly. :) Just perfect for a little girl's room.

Miss Obara said...

Great job! Perfect for a little girl!

Decor To Adore said...

Your metamorphosis is absolutely fabulous. I so hope that you enjoy every bit of it.

Have a very Happy Valentine's Day my friend!

Rhonda said...

Your looks as good as the expensive one! It's great when we can get a great look at just a fraction of the cost.

Pamela said...

That is an adorable shade Kathy!! I just love it!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Wonderful job Kathy!!! I love it!

Happy Love Day!

Angie said...

It looks beautiful!!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

OMG!! This looks BETTER than the inspiration photo! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

Woman, you ROCK!!

Lou Cinda :)

Ms. Bake-it said...

You did such a fabulous job Kathy! It is beautiful! I bet it looks awesome in Evalyse's room.

~ Tracy

Heathahlee said...

How absolutely adorable! You did a fabulous job!

Unknown said...

Where did you find the initial lamp shade, before roses were added? I'm looking for one for my living room. I definitely like your finished product better than the inspiration pic!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi Katie ~

I honestly do not remember because I had such a hard time finding a scalloped lampshade that wasn't overly expensive and the size I needed. I know JC Penney carried them {in store anyway} but it was too big for this lamp. Would work for a living room table lamp though. I can tell you that I Googled "scalloped lampshade" to find one.


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