Sunday, July 10, 2011

Frugalicious Lamp Makeover

Do you ever see something you own and think, "I could make that look so much better!"? That recently happened to me when I looked at my lamp shades. They are pretty plain, in other words-a blank canvas! I searched and searched for ideas online, but could not find what I was looking for. I wanted something simple and nothing that would be an eyesore. What I came up with was this-a woman will definitely notice it but a man might not...subtle!
I don't really know what color my lamp shade is so finding something to match it was a little difficult...until I cleaned out my closet! I had a pair of corduroy pants that had a broken zipper. They were trash and I turned them into treasure! I cut to hem off the bottom and cut strips-very rough and unevenly. But that doesn't matter, you are going to twist and turn and glue and make these corduroy roses that no one will ever know weren't perfectly cut!
You can find all kinds of tutorials online on making fabric roses. Lot's of trial and error and lot's of hot glue will get you these beautiful roses! Can you believe how well the corduroy matches the lampshade?
I am definitely digging my new lamp shades! Total cost of this very frugal makeover? FREE!! That is the best price to pay for almost anything!! I have some other lampshades and some other clothes that I am throwing out so I think I might be creating a lot more of these frugalicious lampshades!
Tasha over at Frugalicious Me is featuring me on her very first New Gal on the Blog. No, I am not brand new, but I am still pretty new to a lot of you. Please go visit Tasha and tell her I sent you!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway here. It ends July 13th!


Pamela said...

Beautifully elegant! You sure stepped it up a notch.

Unknown said...

This is just GREAT...elegant and lovely in every way.

Delaney said...

Very elegant!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Charming, Trisha! Those look great on the shades!

Tara said...

I love it when something looks a million bucks but didn't cost a cent..Great job.I just might have to pinch this idea..xx

Unknown said...

Simplicity is elegance! I love what you did with these! :)


Red Rose Alley said...

Good Morning Trish,
That lamp shade turned out so did a great job, and love the color. It's always nice to get an idea and not have to spend any money doing it. Nel just had her birthday and Jess did a post about Las Vegas. I think you might enjoy it. Have a beautiful week.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Carmella said...

I visiting from Frugalicious Me after seeing your feature there....I am loving your blog and am happy to be your newest follower :)
I would love for you to stop by and visit me when you get some time, you know, when your not making all of these fabulous projects :)

ScrappinAbby said...

Love this idea Trisha...very creative. This is a great tip that I can use in my scrappy projects as well..thanks for the inspiration. I am excited about your giveaway that's happening tomorrow...I have my fingers & toes crossed : )
Thanks for visiting by blog you know I am just over a month into the blog world so it really means alot when you "visit" me and leave your super sweet's encouraging and I thank you : )
Have a fabulous day!!