Thursday, April 11, 2013

Not Just a Tablecloth

Hello everyone.  It's back to work this week and I'm having a little hard time adjusting to the early hours again.  I had a wonderful week off and we did a little traveling and had some warm weather to enjoy.  Michigan is having a hard time trying to get into the Spring mode.  Oh well.... Well, I have another project and I had a lot of fun doing it.  I just love the old lampshade frames.  You can transform them so much.  This frame was definitely a little rusty so I decided to wrap the frame with a 1/4" wide cream ribbon.  Here is the wrapped frame:

I knew exactly what I wanted with the end result but wasn't quite sure how to get there.  As you can see the frame is sitting on this old lacey tablecloth.  I loved the lace inserts on the cloth but the tablecloth was torn in a few spots and I didn't want to use it on the table.  I couldn't throw out the cloth because the lace was so pretty and I knew somewhere down the road I could use it somewhere somehow.

 I started thinking that I could attached the tablecloth onto the wrapped frame by hot gluing the material onto the frame.  I wanted most of the lace to show so I started section by section adhering the lace onto the frame.  Each section has different sections showing the lace.
 Some sections have a little bit more cloth showing and some have more of the lace, using the best of the tablecloth.
 After I had attached all the tablecloth to the shade frame, I wanted to cover all the edges with some sort of trim.  I wanted a soft feminine look so I opted with some of the cream ribbon that I first had wrapped the frame with, but I lightly gathered the ribbon on the sewing machine first.  I glued each section with the ribbon and then I did the top and than the bottom of the shade.

 I really was happy with the way it turned out and I like the look when the lamp is on or off. 
 I put the shade on an old lamp and it now sits next to our bedside.
So, what do you think?  Until next time, Dianne..............................

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  1. Girl. you definitely put a lot of thought into this project..makes me wish I needed another lamp somewhere in my house

    Like Gramma's House

  2. I love this and I've just pinned it...and, hope to copy you and do one of my own. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Dianne, it turned out great...the lace is so pretty! I love it when a vision comes to fruition! Thanks for sharing at The Shady Porch Rock N Share! Blessings, D

    1. Sorry, I forgot to mention I shared it on my G+ page today!

  4. I love this! What a wonderful idea! I am a new follower from souther charm! Have a great weekend, Nicole!

  5. This is just gorgeous! I love the intricate detail the lace in the tablecloth gives the shade! You just can't buy a lampshade like that, beautiful!!


  6. Completely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Beautiful! One of a kind gorgeous!

  8. Wow that is wonderful. I love the lace, and the fact that you reused a tablecloth in such a creative way!

    Thank you so much for sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  9. Beautiful! The lace is lovely on the shade. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House Party.

  10. It's really beautiful! I love it! I would like to do something similar... Pinning for later. Thank you!