Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lampshade re-do! & Treasures & Trinkets Thursday!


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I had these lovely buffet lamps, but didn't have any shades for them.
I found some shades, but they were
1. too plain and
2. a little too short for the lamps.

I knew I would need something to extend the shades down a bit AND make them more romantic.
I thought of a crystal beaded trim, feather trim, even just a plain gimp type trim,
 but those just didn't seem foo fooey enough for my taste and some just wouldn't extend the lampshades down far enough either.

 :-)

 I found these BEAUTIFUL roses at a local store and immediately knew what I wanted to do to my lamps.
I felt like Morticia Adams pulling the rose heads off all the stems!
Of course, unlike Morticia, I wanted the flowers not the stems. :)

 The process was SUPER easy.....pull off flower heads, hot glue on the bottom edge of the lamp shade. Presto, change-o...........new romantic lampshades!
I did help the flowers "bloom" out a little more so they would be fluffier on my lampshades. :)

 I think it made a HUGE difference. The roses extended the lampshades down enough and definitely made the plain jane shades more romantic. I am MORE than pleased with the outcome! Don't cha' love it when a plan comes together!

 :)




Have a blessed day!
HUGS
Missy
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10 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Missy....The lampshades are darling!~Hugs, Patti

Something Nice and Pretty said...

What a great idea, I'm having trouble with one lampshade I'm going to see if this will work, thanks for the tip!

Rondell

Patti said...

Love the shade! It is foo fooey now! I had a shade that I could't stand any more so I spray painted it! Looks great!

Seaside Rose Creations said...

Oh wow....gorgeous! I am going to have to use this idea!!! I have a few lamps w/o shades and they need help!
Roselle

dogsmom said...

Much better than Morticia Adams could have done. The flowers bring it all together!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Missy!

Oh, I just bought some flowers to do the same thing to a couple of my lamps! Great minds and all that! LOL Yours turned out so pretty! I just love it. Now I might have to push some of my other projects back and work on this one! LOL

Robyn said...

Missy, HOW fabulous! GREAT idea...they are lovely and I bet they just glow gloriously when the lamp is on! Sorry I haven't been around much this week. I had 2 dental appointments (so fun) and today I have that epidural steriod injection in my lumbar (double fun!). I'll try to give you a call later today when I'm resting after the procedure. TTYL! HUGS

FairfieldHouse said...

Morticia, I mean Missy,

I love your lamp shades! They are exquisite and look like they are right out of Rachel Ashwell's shop.

Your Friend,
Deborah

sewingseeds4U said...

Missy, you have quite a way with plucking the heads off roses...It is just stunning, you should be pleased. Patty

Pink Princess said...

LOVE what you did to the lamp, SO me as well. lol

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