Monday, January 20, 2014

A Raggedy Little Project

Yesterday...I shared this photo with you and asked if you knew what it might be. 
Did anyone guess that is a lampshade? 

You can see the lampshade before the makeover in the photo below.  I had recovered it a couple years ago and there was nothing wrong with it, but it was time for something new!

I saw this idea online a while back and had been wanting to give it a try. When I was home sick last Thursday, I decided to tackle it while I was sitting around doing nothing. I started by stripping the fabric and lining off the shade, leaving just the wire form (which I forgot to take a picture of). I then raided my scrap basket and found several different fabrics and tore them into strips about an inch wide. 

I then started tying them on the frame. This was easy, but very time consuming. I would say I spent between 2 and 3 hours tying the strips on! It was worth it though, since I love the finished product! Here it is after a few rows had been tied on. it is all finished! 

I decided to add some pop-pom trim to the bottom to give it even more character. 

It looks pretty with or without the light on...:)


And here it is at night.....:)

I just love how it turned out and the best thing is, it was free since I already had everything I needed for the project. I have another lamp shade I am thinking about redoing as well and hanging from the ceiling like a chandelier. So, what do you think of my raggedy little project? 

Thanks for stopping by and until next time......


  1. It is like eye-candy! Love the torn fabric ribbons you used to make the shade. It is amazing how creative one can be when ailing! (My joy banner has moved again - to the giant star!)

  2. That is very cute! Love it in a girly room or black and white for a little more seriousness, if that could be a serious shade LOL

  3. So cute, and gotta love those free projects!!!! Great job!

  4. So cute! I've not seen this done. Thanks for sharing!

  5. You more creative on your sick-day than most folks on their best day! This is the cutest little project Vicky. The perfect lamp for sewing room :)

  6. Very crafty-shabby cute! Love changing things, gives you a new fresh look.

  7. Wow! This looks so fantastic. I love the way you have done this, it has taken on a new lease of life. xx

  8. O.M.G. That is the cutest lampshade I've ever seen! I have a naked shade down in my craft room that I might have to do this with, I love it!


  9. A lampshade?! Why you clever lady :) It looks amazing, Vicky, and no, I didn't guess that. Great colors too. Hugs to you!


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