April 22, 2013

Covering A Lamp Shade With Lace

I love the look of lace covered lamp shades



I started with a thrift store pole lamp table


Then sprayed it with Heirloom white paint


I actually thought this is all I would have to do since it had a really nice shade, but....No, that would be to easy!


So, I took the fabric off the shade and started covering it with lace.   

To get the lace tight I only covered 3 sections at a time using Fabri-Tac glue and clips (You could use clothespins) to hold it while it dried.  Lace is very forgiving, you can't see where the seams overlap.


After it dried I trimmed the lace close to the wire of the shade then glued a vintage lace trim around the top and bottom



And I was done


 I put the lamp in my booth at Orange Tree and priced it at $95


The shade was not difficult to do, it just had to be done in stages, glue and wait, glue and wait.... I'm good with the glue part just not good with the wait part!

Happy Creating!
Carol

47 comments:

SelenarteDecoupage said...

What a transformation. The lamp looks so gorgeous now.
Hugsxx

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

You are so creative and clever. This looks so pretty!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I'm like you--I am bad at the waiting part!This turned out beautifully..I'm sure it will sell quick :)

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Yes we always want to see the result before having finished, and I'm often better at thinking than doing (I hope I use the good words, I understand quite much english than i speak-write !) !! Love your so nice lamp !

Xoxo from PARIS in the spring: yes it is wonderful

Joëlle

Gail said...

OMGoodness, that turned out beautiful! I love the shade!! Enjoy your day, Gail

Decora Adora said...

You are so creative and clever. This looks so beautiful and dedícate lamp

Debbie said...

I liked it already (post painting), but the lace shade gives it a really romantic and one of a kind look. Love the see through nature of it.

Ruby and Arthur said...

Turned out so nicely! The lace shade adds just the right touch. Jean

The Stitching Coop said...

Ooooh Ms Rebecca is doing a sewn bits and pieces lamp shade I'm so wanting to try. She takes her lace bits and sews them all together. I love the look. I also love this look. Or maybe even some crochet table cloth cut up, sewn and placed would look good. Maybe tea dyed. Lots of good ideas to go with once you go into fabric, cloth and thread products. Hugs. Tammy

Perfectly Printed said...

Love the lamp shade!!! Well, and the lamp too! I'm with you....not very patient with things that have to dry! chris

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Carol, This turned out so pretty. You make everything look so easy...Connie

Nanna said...

a beautiful transfermation!
Helen

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Very cute....you make it look easy! Love the lace shade.

Amy Jo said...

Beautiful! Hopefully it will fly out of your booth :)

Blessings,
Amy Jo

lynn said...

such a pretty way to extend the life of a shade, carol:) have a great week!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Carol! The shade has such a nice shape to it, too.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love it and I know someone else will too. I'll bet it casts some beautiful shadows when the light is on.

Nancy Carr said...

Very pretty.

Lady Pamela said...

So beautiful. I could never part with it.
*Smiles*

Laurie said...

its beautiful you are so creative and clever! It now looks so girly girl, I love it!

June said...

Oh my! Lamp + Lace = Fabulous in my book! I am sure that you have a huge stash of vintage lace. :)

DJAjewels said...

Amazing transformation from plain to splendid!
Irene

NanaDiana said...

Wow- Is THAT cute! You can't see ANY seams either! Great job, Carol. I'm betting someone snaps it up pretty quick! xo Diana

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol,
LOVE the lace. What a gorgeous redo. You are amazing. I bet that lamp will fly out of your booth.
Happy Creating.
CM

Holly Loves Art said...

Such a fun tutorial... love the end result! Beautiful work!

sissie said...

Love it Carol! It would be so pretty in a bedroom.

hugs
Sissie

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

That lamp turned out so nice! I love lace and with the lamp stand painted white it turned out great. Another winner for you! Nancy

Trisha said...

Wow! That's pretty.

Createology said...

Yes to the lace lampshade!!! I know the waiting is the worst but it really makes the lamp unique. Beautifully done dear lady...

Jan from Wyoming said...

You did a great job on the lampshade (and the lamp)!

I have a question. When you glued the lace to the lampshade did you wrap some lace over the edges or did you just glue it to the edge. You did say you trimmed the extra off, so I am assuming you did not wrap any lace. The edges of the lamp look completely covered with lace and smooth, without rough edges once you trimmed the lace. I want to make a lace heart, and I am not certain how one deals with the edges along the wire so that they look nice without adding any trim.

Another question... Tammy from “The Stitching Coop” mentioned that "Ms Rebecca" is piecing lace to make her own lampshade. Can you tell me who Ms Rebecca is, and does she have a website/blog? I am curious to see what she does with the lampshade.

As always, you are one of my favorite bloggers, although I don't post much. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Maureen said...

That is absolutely stunning! I'm going to have a go at one myself and I'm pinning.

Teresa said...

You are - above and beyond every thing - a Brave Soul! I wouldn't dare... even with you suggesting that I could.


WOW! Amazing Job, Lovely Carol!



I bow to you and your poweress with Lace. There's nothing that goes through your amazing hands that doesn't go from rags to riches in a eye blink. As long it's you doing the blinking, of course.

You make me wish for a magnifier and look for proofs that this isn't - can't - be the same piece.


Thank you so much for sharing your Art and Inspiring us into believing in Fairies.


Love,
Teresa

Melanie said...

Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial. I have quite a lampshade fetish and have 2 really sweet antique lampshades in storage waiting to be reinvented into something pretty. I think I will try this !

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

It won't be in your booth very long, Carol. Great job! You must be more patient than you let us believe!!!

A Southern Rose said...

Oh how pretty! I love it. And I am so excited because on one of thrifting days last week I found a table lamp similar to this. I cannot wait to make it pretty. Hopefully as pretty as yours. I bet it doesn't last long in your booth.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Debbiedoo's said...

That is just gorgeous Carol! Great tut too! I have so many lace doily's. I bet this would look pretty in our bedroom, hmmmmm! Thanks for the inspiration.

hopeandjoyhome said...

Fabulous as usual Carol! So pretty!

Sweet Melanie said...

It turned out absolutely beautiful! What a transformation indeed!

Iprefervintage said...

Oh Thank You! I have several old lampshades sitting around that I just don't know what to do with. I really needed the inspiration.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Carol,
This shade is soooo PRETTY!!

Blessings,
Linda

Annie said...

$95!! I'm surprised that pretty little thing didn't start a bidding war.

Biljana said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love it:) Hugs, Biljana

vintage grey said...

I absolutely love your lampshade!! So beautiful!! xo Heather

The Dibb Cribb said...

It turned out adorably, Carol.

Happy week!
Kelley~

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Debi Willhoite said...

Carol...that lamp is just so sweet and beautiful! I have six or seven lamp shades and lamps sitting in my garage and been there in forever that need a face lift. I have a ton of ideas, but just don't get there. You have inspired me to get at it! You're work is always so beautiful and you make everything look so easy peasy! Someone I'm sure is going to be taking that off your hands real soon!

Hugs! Have a great weekend! :)