Friday, December 16, 2011

Lacy Lampshade

A couple of weeks ago I unearthed a basket of lace trim I bought at an estate sale.  I had no purpose in mind just thought so much beautiful trim shouldn't go to waste.  Tonight I sat down and in about an hour turned it into this.
Can you guess what it is?

Why it's a lampshade of course.  Look at the soft glow peeking through all the different textures and fabrics. 

I just wrapped all my ribbon and trim around the frame of a lampshade and tied it at the bottom.  I really like the way the dangling ends give it such a whimsical look.  Wouldn't this look lovely in a little girls room or a guest room.

To think it all started with just a wire frame and some found trim.   This is a very easy project.  There is no gluing, no sewing and no pattern.  With different trim I think the looks you could get are endless.


Star said...

It's lovely and I bet you had a lot of fun doing it! I have some of the lace in the last picture. I just used some to edge a pocket on a skirt I was making. Isn't it fun to create!
Happy Christmas Stella.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

What a delightful idea! I love it!

Wish I could do something to *replace* all my lamp shades! But I'm not clever.

But no sewing/glueing even, on this one! Perhaps I could do something like this. Even I! -grin-

"Close by the jolly fire I sit
To warm my frozen bones a bit.

~~Robt. Louis Stevenson

sissie said...

Don't you just love it when you find a bunch of lace.....!!!
I love the lampshade!


Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

My Cottage Charm said...

Cute shade! Best use of lace I've seen in a while. :)
Glad you liked my vignette....and that snow is amazing! It looks SO son touched it just to see if it was cold..of course when it wasn't, his eyes got big because it looks just like the real deal! :)
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

You got a Bride Doll for Christmas too! :-)

"Then I would be slap-dashing home, the gravy smell of the dinners of others, the bird smell, the brandy, the pudding and mince, coiling up to my nostrils..."
~~Dylan Thomas

Jean Tuthill said...

The lampshade is so cool! I love that it is so frilly and feminine. And I love your nightstand, and you're right, the blue is perfect. It'll probably sell real quick. Have a wonderful Christmas! Gee, your cookies look so good!

ATGB ~ Kris said...

A mother bought this for her daughter's bedroom. She said it was a perfect fit for her little girl. They LOVED your creativity.
(This was in Stella's booth at As Time Goes By in Greenwood, MO.)