Sunday, January 12, 2014

Vintage Lace Lampshade

 I got new lamps for the living room since the ones I had were in bad shape.  I decided this one would go in our bedroom but it needed a major makeover. 

 The lamp shade had been dropped a few times and the plastic was broken.  I ripped it off along with the fabric and got this.  Not quite what I was expecting but I made it work.
 I painted the base of the lamp with white acrylic paint.  I wanted it to look like a white wash rather than solid white.  I then sanded it a bit to bring out the detail. 
 Then I tied pieces of vintage lace all along the shade.  Very random pieces, all different lengths in shades of white and ivory.
 I love it!  The smallness of the shade is perfect for the night stand and the light is beautiful shining through all that lace. 
 This was a very easy and fun project and I love the way my lamp turned out!  It fits in perfectly in my bedroom and will provide just the right amount of light to read by. 


Donna said...

What a fun project, Trisha! It turned out great! Sounds like the perfect way to use bits and pieces of pretty lace. Love your new blog background:)

bj said...

Love your new shade...:)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Trisha, I love this shade you made with lace, so pretty. Happy Crafting!
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Great way to reuse the broken shade form, very pretty lace.
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

Doni said...

How adorable!! You did such a cute job on that! It's really delightful, and of course I love's LACE!!
Thanks so much for linking up with the party!

Unknown said...

Neat. Looks like fun.