Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tablecloth not just for a Table

Good Morning everyone.  It's a beautiful morning here in Michigan, the sun is shining and there is a gentle breeze.  I'm blogging from our cottage on our little lake in the Farwell area.  We just installed internet service and I'm enjoying it immensely.  It's also Fathers Day and I wish all Fathers a Happy Day. Fathers are very important in a family's life and for the children.  Thank you Fathers.  Well here is my latest project.  I had a very pretty and old tablecloth.  I loved the colors which had orange flowers in it but it had a large hole in it.  I guess this tablecloth had seen a lot of use and I didn't want to discard it because the colors looked pretty good.  I also had an old lampshade form which I could use and recover so I used the tablecloth:  Here are the pieces before I started:

 This is the cute tablecloth with one of the holes.

Actually the tablecloth had pinks, orange and blues in it.  I first wrapped all the metal parts of the shade with an offwhite 1/4" ribbon.  I started with all the vertical metal parts and than wrapped the top and the bottom with the ribbon.  I wanted the inside to look as nice as the outside.  I than cut out the pieces of the tablecloth with the print that I wanted and hot glued it to the outside of the lampshade right on top of the wrapped ribbon. 
 I continued all along the outside of the lampshade until the whole lampshade was covered with the tablecloth without the holes.  I wanted to cover the raw edges of the tablecloth so I slightly ruffled the same ribbon that I had wrapped the lampshade with and hot glued that on top of the lampshade on each metal spoke of the frame.  I first did the vertical spines and than all around the top and bottom.
I also glued an 1/8" blue ribbon on top all the vertical gathered ribbons to bring out the blue in the material.

So here is my lampshade.  I think it is one of a kind and really fun. 
So, what do you think?  Better or worse?  Until next time, Dianne......................

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  1. Fantastic use of wonderful fabric. Thank you for sharing, you are truly inspired! (the lamp is quite impressive too)

  2. That is so adorable! I love your pretty redo!! :) Thanks for sharing how you did it too! :) Happy sweet day! xo Holly

  3. What a beautiful lamp and an inspired DYI. I wish there were closer photos so I could see exactly what your layers of ribbon look like -- and so that I could copy your idea. :) Thanks for sharing this -- I'm pinning it!

  4. Your lampshade is beautiful! I'll no longer pass over the torn vintage linens! Pinning.

  5. I have some lamps at our cabin in Maine that are begging for an "updo" like this one. Pinning!

  6. It doesn't get any cuter than this. Lovvvvvvvvve this!


  7. OH MY -- this is fantastic!! Thanks for all of the details on how you did it -- and a great way to use these vintage pieces in a new way!

  8. I absolutely love the way that turned out!

  9. Soooo cute!! Thanks for the inspiration. Pinning this right now... :)

  10. This is so adorable! I want one!!! Happy to feature you at the party this week. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Oh my, love this so much!

  12. Beautiful, Beautiful! Love it. Such great colors. Have a wonderful week.