Look, look, look......what I discovered whilst fossicking for gold at a market! These pre-loved antiquities coated with layers of dust, were just waiting for moi to stroll by. A gal can never have too many lamps don't you think. As they appear, I must admit that these specimens of lighting fixtures are a tad boring. The gold lamp bases do nothing for my decorating sensibilities, but fear not, with a lick or two of white paint, then sanded a little so that just a peep of gold shows through; they will be more to my liking. Then there are the lamp shades. The turquoise shade ('tis a bit old and tired) likewise, doesn't really make my heart go pitter patter, but I will dive into my 'dowry of cloth' and start to play and fiddle faddle with my pretty fripperies, till I whip up something half acceptable.
I don't need to remove the outer fabric for the cream shade, as I am going to stitch the doilies onto it. I fear that the turquoise fabric will have to be 'ripped' off. Now all I need to do is put a doiley here and a doily there and when I come up with an arrangement pleasing to my li'l eye I will hand stitch the doilies all over, carefully snipping as I go.
I love this southern belle. It seems that quite a few southern gals have found their way into my dowry of cloth. "Waa-ll ahh do declare, (please excuse my drawl) aren't these pretties just dripping with oodles of sugary, syrupy, southern charm!!"
I had so much fun tarting up one lamp shade that I had to, had to, tart up the other.
I hot glued cotton lace both at the top and the bottom on the inside of the shade to cover all those nasty, messy bits.
Mmmm......now what trimming shall I embellish with??
Perhaps the button fringing......
Or.....the bobble fringing?? Decisions.....decisions!!
I love, love, love mirrors!! I found this gorgeous mirror at the same market a li'l while ago.....see I told you that it would look ever so spiffy with a lick of white paint.
Ooh-la-la........ my 'new', revamped lamp, with its lick of white paint and refashioned doiley shade, sitting every so prettily in situ, on my bedside table. I must admit I love it; it adds a li'l vavoom to my boudoir, don't you think!! Now it's off to find a suitable home for my other refashioned lamp.
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Wow! I am in awe.. you have made them into a thing of beauty. Julie xReplyDelete
Thank you, Julie. They were such fun to make. I had better be careful, I could become a bit of a lampshade hoarder!! ;)Delete
wow really stunning, such an adventure to take your lampshade on. I really like the effect you got with the white over gold and lightly sanded back. Really neat covering of the shade too, you got such a good fit and very effective with the doilies.Looks stunning in your room.ReplyDelete
Amazing. It looks perfectly at home in your bedroom too yet would look somewhat out of place in many other homes. You have such a wonderful eye for pulling supplies together into a new creation.ReplyDelete
How charming!! I can really see the beauty that these can bring.ReplyDelete
What amazing transformations. Simply gorgeous. (I admit to feeling a little old and tired myself today. I'm definitely in need of a transformation.) Philippa xxReplyDelete
Thank you, Philippa. Now, about feeling a li'l old and tired....I am afraid that I have too many of those days!! I see Spring on your horizon...that will perk you up a li'l!! Kim xxDelete
What beautiful and charming transformations!!ReplyDelete
What an amazing transformation! It looks perfect on your bedroom table. I love how the light illuminates the southern belle in just the right way.ReplyDelete
Oh my! I'll bet the owner is wanting them back now ; ) What a transformation! So very pretty. I would have snatched that mirror out of someone's hands.......ReplyDelete
Every time I visit your blog I leave realizing I now have another project on my list. These are absolutely lovely. I have so many bits and pieces of old doilies and such in my shop. It is time to USE them... (if I have any left after beginning on some Hexie crazy quilts. LOL)ReplyDelete
That's so kind of you, Beth, thank you!! You'll be surprised just how far a few 'pretties' will go!! I would dearly love to rummage around in your gorgeous shop, it sounds delightful!! Have a happy week, crossing off your project list!! Kim xxDelete
Oh so charming, indeed! Tis some tasty lemon aid. Your bedside table is so lovely. You must sleep very well in that beautiful room.ReplyDelete
Ahhh, swoon. Those lampshades are so lovely and feminine!ReplyDelete
So cute! I'm jealous of those of you who have a great vision to rely on. I'm pretty sure mine would not have turned out that well! Nicely done!ReplyDelete
amazing... love how incorporate all those together.so dreamy vintage.. came from show and tell tuesday..ReplyDelete
Lions and tigers and bears...oh my! This is amazing! Love, love, love these. Little hesitant at first, but you are amazing!ReplyDelete
Wow - where to start!! I LOVE the finished lamp shades (I have never seen button fringing before - will look out for some - but definitely think the pom poms finish off the shade beautifully). Your doily collection is quite something - I don't think I've ever seen a Southern Belle doily in the flesh and you have loads of them!! I think I'll have to keep an eye out for pretty doilies in the future and send them to you. I adore your bedside drawers/chest (actually, what exactly is that?) and the mirror is amazing. So interesting and beautiful! You have been blessed with an abundance of creative vision and the ability to turn your vision into reality. I love it!ReplyDelete
PRECIOSA LA LAMPARA!!!ReplyDelete
ME GUSTA ASI CON TANTAS COSAS ..