Friday, September 04, 2009

Lampshade Metamorphosis

My lampshade in the living room has been going through a bit of a metamorphosis through the years. When it was first given to me, it was this hideous bright orange papery thing with gold trims which didn't fit with my decor at all no matter where I placed it. So as soon as it came home, I quickly tore off the orange papery material and hung a piece of lace on its frame temporarily until I worked out how to go about re-covering it. Unfortunately I don't have photos of it being bright orange. I accepted it knowing fully I would re-cover it, I saw that it had good bones. I ended up getting a new frame for it though, as I wasn't completely happy with the old one. This was the first proper re-covering I did............ Then came time for a change, I put a piece of material on to temporarily cover it to see how it looked............ Then this............ also not to stay for too long.............. Now, it looks like this below............. Do you like it? The fabric looks cream in the photo, but it's more of a sandy colour in real life, it also has these grainy textured look up close. You can also see in this picture I painted some of the other things grey, I like the effect, hopefully will have some pictures to show you the fuller view later. Thanks for your visit, my dear friends, hope you enjoyed it; have a great weekend! The stand is painted an off-white colour now, it was like this before.........

14 comments:

Carolyn said...

I love it!

Hope you have a good weekend too,

Carolyn

Sandra said...

Wow, what a beautiful lamp. :) You did a marvelous job. I love your decor too.
Blessings,
Sandra

Pink Slippers said...

lovely.
wendy

Joanne said...

What a lovely shade.

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Looks beautiful! Isn't it nice to have something thats simple to change and can give you a new look quite easily.
Irene x

Atelier de Charo said...

Very beautiful lamp, nice decor.
Charo

Our Red House said...

I think your lamp looks lovely. I really like the tasselly, bobbly border. You did a great job.

Hugs,

Kate

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Oh! I just found your beautiful blog...Yay! I love it. And I love what you have done to your shade. It turned out beautifully. Great job. I can't wait to look around your blog some more. I'll definitely be coming back. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Danielle said...

Love the floor lamp...I am on the search for one of these at the moment. The current shade looks fantastic, great job. x

Elise said...

Simply beautiful header ! Hello, you have the most gorgeous site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are lovely and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect so thank you for sharing them all and best wishes....

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the new look of the lamp, amazing how different a change of fabric makes on the overall look
Alison

Brenda said...

I love your sweet little vignettes around it too! Just feel like I could melt into all that softness.
Brenda

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

The lamp looks great, very pretty. I'm loving the photos of your home. I've always wanted to re do a lampshade but I don't know how. Perhaps you could share a tutorial some time? Come stop by sometime.
Hugs~
Caroline

Barb said...

all so beautiful

barbara jean