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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Burlap Lampshades

 so ya might already know i got a thing for lampshades.

I absolutely Love recovering Vintage Lampshade Frames.

Its one of those things that really don't take up to much time and the end result is Fabulous! And it sooo much cheaper than buying new and hardly ever can you get the awesome shapes that you do when you use vintage. plus its totally custom you can cover them to match your style and decor ~ you can really make them personalized.

On this one when i got it, it had a massive stain on the outside which was too bad cause otherwise it was crisp white! So i went ahead a removed the outer fabric only to find that the inside liner was perfect and i was even able to remove the outer fabric without ripping the gorgeous vintage trim. Yeah!! but it seemed like it still needed something ~ you know me i like a bit of glam so i embellished the wire frame ( the skeleton) with pearls. I love the way it turned out~ so shabby chic so romantic!


kinda fuzzy pic, sorry.
 Burlap has become a new fav for me. I mean really burlap and lace how Divine!
 For this one (on top) i first covered the entire shade with a natural burlap using hot glue ~ ouch! my plan was to stencil the bird motif right on the burlap but that was too difficult once it was already on the lampshade ~duhh! so i used some left over drop cloth fabric, tattered the edges, stenciled away and then glued that on there too. I applied 3 rosettes and added vintage trim on the top. so sweet! fyi~ bird stencil is a Martha Stewart stencil from Micheal's.
This one was easy peasy. I used a lighter burlap for the whole shade then used the natural darker burlap ( from Micheal's in the wreath section it comes i a roll) and put it around like a band then draped some tattered lace tied in a knot with a broken piece of a antique rhinestone necklace attached in the center. the top seemed boring to me so i added paper flowers and vintage buttons. And lastly the bottom is adorned with vintage popcorn trim ( that i scored at an action)

so do ya like? The Burlap shades are both available @ Time N Again Antiques. But probably won't last long! And the Skeleton Pearl lampshade is @ A Unique House Antique Mall, in King George, Va.

For more Lampshade and Lighting inspiration visit my Pintrest board for lots of eye candy!

Thanks for letting me share my creations with you!

Have a Awesome day ~ EVERYday!


concretenprimroses said...

Very pretty!
I used to decoupage lamps and it was always hard to find shades that went with. Love these.

Anonymous said...

erica, wishing you and yours a joyous easter!

Anonymous said...

thanks for stopping by whimsy by the sea. what a ding-a-ling i am to not have said how bee-yoo-tiful your pearled skeleton frame lampshade is! you have great vision. love your bird stencil and vintage buttons, too. keep up the wonderful work.

p.s. "pearled skeleton" reminds me of shakespeare:

"Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes,
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change,
into something rich and strange,
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell,
Hark! now I hear them, ding-dong, bell."

your lampshade has had a sea-change. so romantically shakespearean!


Michele said...

Your Lampshade turned out so beautiful ~ I just donated a lamp and now I am thinking there are so many ways I could have re-purposed it. Thanks for sharing your neat idea.



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