Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What A Horse


Good Morning, everyone.  It's Tuesday and not my normal day of blogging but I wanted to share a cute horse lamp base that probably dates back to the fifties.  Definitely a little vintage.  My husband found it at an estate sale for $5 with no chips and in perfect shape and no lampshade.  Having no lampshade was not a big deal.  I knew that I could find one to fit the lamp.  I did really think this lamp is so fun.  Here is the before picture:

I found a lampshade that did fit the lamp but I needed a little shabbiness to add to the cute lamp.  So I started rummaging thru all my ribbons, trims and sparkles that I have accumulated.  The rhinestone trim that looks a little used actually came off a fancy pair of jeans that I had bought at a garage sale just for the rhinestone trim.  I glued all the ribbons on with fabric glue and was patient and waited for each strip to dry before I added another one on.  Sometimes buying old clothes at a garage sale just for the buttons, trims etc..can add so much to another project.
When all the strips of ribbons and rhinestones had dried, I decided that the top and bottom of the shade had to be finished.  I found in my stash some black and gold trim to finish off the bottom of the shade. I liked the introduction of a little gold to the shade.  Sometimes introducing a 3rd color just enhances the whole look and doesn't look so monochromatic.
To the top of the shade I had found some black lace that had a slight gather to it and glued it on top of all the ribbons to finish off the top.  It added a little bit more femininity to it and some shabby chic!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is  look at the lamp with it's shabby chic lampshade. I think its fun and different at the same time.
So what do you think?  Until next time, Dianne.....................
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1 comment:

  1. What a cute lampshade! Love it!

    Bobi
    www.bobijensen.com

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