Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Super Cute Lampshade!

Monday, September 1, 2014

This summer, I was over at my friend Kathy's house and saw the lampshade again in her bedroom. She took a whole bunch of Battenburg lace and other lace and spot-glued them all over a lampshade. 

Then, she pinned on little rose pins and other small pins. I wish I had a photograph for you. It is super cute!

I had been thinking what kind of lampshade I would like for this neat French-style lamp base I had found at Urban Barn in Escondido back in early July.  I had lots of lace but not many of the same, but I am really happy with how it turned out!  I think it turned out sweet!!!

To do this project, just bring out all of the lace pieces that you have collected over the years.

  • Pin lace pieces randomly around your shade, moving and repinning to get the desired look.
  • I used Tacky Glue as you can remove the glue later-on without hurting the lace pieces.  Kathy recommended this to me because of the ability to remove the lace for washing.  Tip:  Did you know you can wash lampshades?? 
  • Put dabs of glue in spots to lightly hold your pieces on, overlapping your lace as necessary.  Your shade is done!!! Easy project!!!

I had collected some of these pieces in England, some from Michael's and Joanne's Fabrics, and a few from a trip to Idaho a few years ago.  It was nice to bring them out of the linen closet! I even used some little crocheted roses I had picked up probably ten or fifteen years ago. They give this shade some extra dimension which I really like!  :)

 Happy Belated Labor Day to you all! 
(I'm late getting this posted here!)
Blessings always,

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