October 29, 2012

Layered Lace And Fabric Covered Lamp Shade

The reason we rent space in an antiques mall is to sell our wares, right?  
Then, why is it when the mall calls to say "You sold all 3 of your lamps today, " I go "...Oh, NO" 



Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled to have sales! I just didn't have any lamps ready to bring in today and having a dark booth isn't good for sales

Here's what I dug out:  Two perfectly boring lamps in need of a very quick make over


I covered the shades of this lamp with a sweet rose fabric...


...and added a little hanging bling from the center


The second lamp I layered lace over the shade... 


...using spray adhesive and Fabri-Tac




Two simple and fast make overs



I brought them both into my booth at Orange Tree.  The double lamp I priced at $32 and the lace covered one at $28

Let there be light!
Especially for my dear friends in the path of Sandy...Stay safe!

Happy Creating
Carol

42 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love both of them, Carol, but I think the double arm lamp is my favorite!

Dina said...

They are both really cute!
I feel with you. I'm happy to sell too (really happy!) but sometimes you just are getting behind.
Although thumbs up for selling fast and easy ;)

Mad Maine said...

I love popping into your blog to get a dose of Victoria-style beauty. As much as I love MCM, your lovely romantic presentations makes me happy in a little-girl-and-with-her-tea-party way :-)

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Beautiful as always Carol.. Love them, I love making lampshades. Yours are spectacular... Hugs, Cindy

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, Your lamps turned out gorgeous. Love this project. I use both these products and they work so well. Have a great week creating.
XO CM

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Buaetiful!

NanaDiana said...

Hi Carol, I am back from my blogging break and am so happy to see your sweet lamps here this morning. I LOVE LOVE that double one. (two loves for the double!;>) You did a great job on making them over...they are perfect- xo Diana

Createology said...

I am thinking you might be needing more lamps as these should sell quickly with your lovely touch! Creative Bliss...

Connie said...

Hi Carol, everything you touch turns from rust to pure gold. These are beautiful. I also noticed a pretty little pink hat on the dresser top. Was take one of your projects, too?
It is always a pleasure to visiting and see what you are up to.
Have a marvelous week . . .
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

hopeandjoyhome said...

Gorgeous! I see the hat you bought from me in the background! (still love that hat!)That IS always how it goes..either your lighting sells and your booth becomes a dark cave or the furniture piece under everything sells. When I went in my booth last Monday she had just sold a cabinet that I had stacked 3-4 crates on top of and the crates and all that was inside was all (semi neatly) in a pile on the floor! That cabinet was there for 3 weeks with nothing on top of it and as soon as I loaded it up..bam! At least you are selling!

Nancy said...

How nice that you can just go and pull out a couple Lamps! LOL Fast and quick turned out feminine and beautiful!! Get ready though for another phone call though. I am sure those two will not be there to long either!!
Let their be Sales!!

Huggs, Nancy

Nancy said...

BTW have you heard when they will be shutting off the wind?? I am ready to rent a Super Saw and do some harm to a huge Oak Tree!

Huggs, Nancy

Laurie said...

oh my gosh, they are beautiful!! I love them both!!!!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

I love these..I think I could do that. I'm going to do this, yes, yes, I am. I had 2 beautiful yellow rose lamps I recently found in am antique store just waiting for some shades. You know how rare it is to find a set. Sadly, I broke one the other day, before I even got to use it. Just heartbroken..Maybe I'll fix the shade like this to make myself fell better. Why am I telling you all of this? IDK..you seemed like someone who could feel my pain. lol

Katherine Wolak said...

I LOVE what you made here! This is absolutely lovely! Im dont know which I prefer, the rose one or the lace... :D Theyre both just so dear!

Hugs,

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

You are one creative lady with lace!!!! lol. They are both so pretty.

fixitfaerie said...

They are both beautiful and pretty at the same time. Great job, and quick thinking. Blessings Paula

Wendi Galczik said...

One of the (many) things i like about your blog is that you share your products with us...that is so critical when I live in a rural area of Canada..even if I can't find it here, I can send for it if I know what it is...thanks to you, I do..
Very pretty lampshades, very partial to the 'lace" one and so easy!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

TOTES.
TRAYS
and
Lamps,
OH MY!!!
How are you finding time to get so many goodies transformed for your booth with the wedding coming up?!
LOVE them all!
About lamps:!!! They don't sell for me...maybe they need a new look!
Warmly,
deb

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
The lamps are so pretty and the prices are great. I don't think they will last long!

hugs
Sissie

KarenSue Farash said...

I know! Kathy and I have the same reaction. But we are done for now, closing the booth tomorrow.
It's time for us.
Anyway, I like the lacy shade and boy that looked easy!
One month until your sons wedding!! Hard to believe it's here.
We need to do lunch soon...

Connie said...

Hi Carol, Thanks for the lovely comment on my aprons. I think that we are both excited and interested in any new idea of re-purposing old items into new treasures. You are the Queen and I am just starting to see the possibilities. It is fun to go thrifting with a mindset on re-purposing. I love this new adventure :)
Your blogging sister, Connie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

They are so pretty...they'll probably sell right away, too!

Debbie said...

They are too lovely, of course. I have a hunch you'll be without light in the booth again all too soon.

I have some shades that need a makeover. I have it in my head to do something, but I keep procrastinating.

Pathetic, aren't I?

Is your son in DC this week? As of last night, the daughter still had power. With all the rain, I'm grateful for that high ground called "the Hill"!

Patty Patterson said...

Those are so, so pretty! No wonder they sold. But I understand not wanting to part with them.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my, those are beautiful! I do not think they will be there very long!

Little Miss Maggie said...

The lamp with the roses is, of course, my favorite. I love soft old roses and I love the bling you added. Beautiful, Carol.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Quick and clever thinking Carol. I'm sure these two will sell right away also. I think you need to hunt down some more lamps:-)

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Thank goodness you had some lamps stashed away and quick thinking on how to decorate! I've got some floral fabric almost, if not, exactly like what you used. I need to find me a lamp base ;)

It's All Connected said...

I have a funny feeling those lamps will sell right away and you'll be back to saying, "Oh, no"! Sandy passed by here with just a few branches down. Yay! ~ Maureen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I loved both of those lamps Carol and then your transformation made them even more special. Hope son is fine. We are fine....even my son in N.J. is fine...except for so much damage. Not sure we will be able to make our trip up there this week. :(

Iprefervintage said...

I adore your creativity. You are such an inspiration.

Melodee said...

just beautiful, as always!!!

Pam @ 52apothecaryshop said...

Carol, Only you could whip up something so adorable! Love all the lamps, exactly why they went sooooo fast! xo Pam

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

So VERY pretty! Better look for some more...because I bet will sell fast too :)

Maki said...

Dear Carol, you up-scaled so quickly and they are just beautiful!!! Maybe you should get some clip-on lights to keep your booth lighted as your pretty lamps sell so fast. Bet these two will also go in a hurry as well.
Now DON'T pretty up the clip-on. With your magic touch they would move to a new home just as quickly as the others!!!lol Thanks for always sharing with us, Maki
Maki

Larain said...

Hi carol

Have not been at home for awhile but once again I am really impressed with your work. I personally like the lace one but they are both just great. Thanks for sharing. Is this not the month of the big day? I have in my memory 23 nov. how are the nerves?

Jennifer Mckingley said...

You are very creative Carol! I like them, they looked really nice. Thanks for sharing.

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Stampindamour said...

Carol - these are beautiful!!!

I had the same situation recently where all of my lamps SOLD and my booth was dark like a cave...LOL!!!


Thank you for the inspiration! I am going to cover plain lamp shades too...

-PaMeLa ;)

Sweet Melanie said...

I am thrilled to have found your blog! I thought I was busy...you definitely inspire me to strive to try more!

lvroftiques said...

They are both darling! Now the problem is these are both going to sell in about 5 minutes also *winks* Vanna

Pat C. said...

Oh, Carol, your lamps are gorgeous! I adore them both... they're very different in style, but each is just lovely in its own way.♥

Bet they're gone by now...: P

xoxo