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.


And....here 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......

9 comments:

  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!)

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  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

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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  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!

    Tania

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  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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