May 12, 2014

How To Cover A Lamp Shade With Lace

I'm back to my fluffy ways! 


When a friend gave me two wire lamp shades all I could think was .....Lace!


I first cut out panels of lace to cover small sections of the shade then used Fabri-Tac to adhere it.....


....And used clips while it dried


After the glue dried I trimmed close to the wire and then cut the next section, repeating the process of glueing panels...Does that make sense? 


Lace is a very forgiving, it can be layered over itself and you will not be able to see where the lace meets


I used a lace trim around the top and bottom, then rolled up the lace to make a flower, added a pearl to the center, and glued a couple strands of beads to hang down 



So there you have it another fluffy, shabby, girlie project.....I want to be rusty and industrial but,...I just can't help myself!  

I need to join a self help group..Shabby Anonymous?

I priced these at $18 each to sell at the Polka Dot Flea.


Just a little Polka Dot Flea update: Every vendor spot is filled and there is a waiting list.  There is also a waiting list for the waiting list!  I can hardly believe it!  Applications continue to come in everyday with people wanting to apply for the NEXT Polka Dot Flea!  Orlando so needed an indoor show.

  I'm excited, but nervous...Will the customers come...Have I done enough?  I won't know until June 7th!  Make me feel better...Are any of you local girls planning to attend...Anyone...Anyone (lol)!
   
Happy Creating
Carol

42 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I can't believe how cheap you are selling those--they are beautiful! Years ago I used to make Victorian lampshades--satin--then lace--and fringe and all that. They were so much work but I loved the look back then. I love these so much more now!

Kathy said...

The shades are gorgeous and you have built it and I KNOW they will come because you have done a stunning job with all the little details. If I lived nearby it would already be inked in my planner!

lynn said...

just darling, carol! the shape of the frames are awesome!

Debbie said...

Honestly, if I saw that someplace while out shopping or in a home, I would immediately think of you. They are so YOU and so lovely!

And YAY about the vendor spots. You have most definitely found your niche!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Ooooh la la, Carol! Love your lacey lampshades. Very girly and romantic looking.

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

I love the lampshade. You are one talented lady. Thanks for always sharing on how to do it. Now where did I put all my lace... LOL Love it Carol as always.

Cindy

Linda Sadler said...

Beautiful shades-so delicate-love lace!

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Such a pretty lampshade! You make it sound easy but I think it would be hard to do. You have such a pretty and elegant style, Carole!! Have a wonderful summer! ~ Jamie

Amy Jo said...

Carol people will come!! I know they will. I know I am coming with a small group...and pressing for more to come with me. I am up to 6 people so far... if everyone brings someone you will be packed. I love those lamp shades! are you selling the lamps as well?

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Heidi G said...

I just LOVE these!! Your timing could not be more perfect. A friend of mine just gave me all of her mother's doilies, tableclothes and lace. Who could part with them like that??? I was afraid to ask since I was the recipient!! This will be perfect to cut apart a lace tablecloth that has no sentimental value to me. I just couldn't do that to one of my grandmother's or mother's though. I have shared your flea info with my friend who lives in that area. If I could be there, I certainly would. I hope it will be over and above anything you could have imagined.

Julie Shelander said...

Carol, the lampshades are darling! ( they will fly out the door at that price!) Oh my goodness, you make me want to pull out my glue gun and get creative! Thanks for sharing the "how to's " with us!
I know the show is going to be a HUGE hit! Wish I could attend. :)

pipigirl said...

been on a waiting list. but it was so worth it. you are going to be a huge success i think.... IF YOU HAVE IT....THEY WILL COME. youve got this. very happy for you. i know. the shabby bug just wont go away. tried my own self. its like an addiction...lol

Teresa said...

Dear Husband won't go for this - trying not to pout here ;) - but I had my Carol humble moment the past weekend: I put a silk navy blue ribbon on top and bottom front of our bedroom ceiling lamp shade.

It changed the piece. Made it more striking and elegant and husband was quite pleased with the deed. Of course I started dreaming of a Monogram, or even polka dots in navy blue, but I'm not Carolish enough. Yet. One day...
Thank you for sharing this lovely,
Teresa

Mari said...

Your lace lamp shades turned out gorgeous I love how fru fru they look ;-)
I will be around Orlando in August ;-(

Smiles~
Mari

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, I love these lace shades and the steps you share to creating them. So happy to see you into your fluffy ways again. We can run from the fluff but it find us anyway when you love shabby!! LOL
Happy Creating.
XO

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I want the lamp shades Carol.... please contact me. Thanks

Bonnie Jobe said...

Carol - I know how you feel - I end up making more black stuff when I just want to work with lace and pearls. I do both but my house isn't lace and pearls...

Love your lampshade! Have so much fun!

Bonnie Jobe

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your lamp shade turned out gorgeous! You will do great June 7th! Nancy

Kelley said...

Oh.... Wow! I sew my lace onto my wire shade skeletons. Yours is oh, SEW-lessly easy!

I'll be at the Flea in spirit, my dear. But do not fear. Oh, no. Do not fear. Those gorgeous fleas will come out of the woodwork!

Hugs and happy highways,
Kelley~

Melodee said...

ah! I love your fluffy ways!!! so cute!!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

What I really like about these lampshades is the SHAPE OF THEM.... so darn lovely with the added lace too. I did the same thing on my bedroom lampshade and it turn out great. Somebody is going to be really happy with them. Just in case you run into the same wired lampshades give me a call because you just never know.


Carol, you always do a wonderful job on anything you do. Your mind is always in a creative mode...lol

Take Care~

Terry Mann said...

The shades are lovely.

I just know the flea will do well, I wish I lived nearer.

Nancy said...

Carol, These are Gorgeous, and I Love Fabric Tac too!! I have been thinking about you!! and who knows why but now RSS feeds are not coming to my email either, fingers crossed your GFC feed is hooked up to Bloglovin which I do receive so I can keep up with you!!

Lets see, 3 weeks are you ready to slam central Florida?? Do you have all your Media Contacts lined up??

Huggs, Nancy

Createology said...

Always be the Girlie Girl with Lace and Fluff. You do it so perfectly! Love these lampshades. Not to worry my friend...your Polka Dot Flea will be a huge success! Creative Polka Dot Flea Bliss Dear...

Donna O. said...

My sister and I will be there! Can't wait!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I was wondering if there was a self help group for this syndrome, maybe we can get a group rate. These are just so sweet, too bad you don't have more frames because they'll sell out immediately.

Marlynne said...

Lovely! we're just what we are!

Ros Crawford said...

You can be as fluffy and lacey as you like ... These are ADORABLE!!!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

You built it.....they will come! xoxo

Krista said...

Those lamp shades are so cute!!! Great job. And I'm not surprised that you have more vendors than you need. I think you've done a fantastic job of getting the word out. Wish I lived closer so I could attend. Praying for a huge success on June 7th.

Art and Sand said...

What a beautiful lampshade redo - love it!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Fabulous job! They are so gorgeous, just the kind of girly I love!
Hugs,
Patti

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
Another great idea!!

I so wish I loved closer because i so want to come!!

Hugs,
Deb

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOVE them ! Some how I think EVERYONE will be attending (())

Becky said...

wow, this is awesome. I love all that gorgeous lace. What a creative soul you are :)

Connie said...

Dear Sweet Carol, you never stop amazing me :) I do believe that even your dreams are filled with creative projects.
Have a great day,
Your blogging sis,
Connie :)

Linda said...

Beautiful and creative!

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Oh how I love these lampshades! I just finished making a few myself and they have already sold.
I too always end up going back to fufu and pink and ruffles and lace and shabby. So, I might have to join that same group!

I'm sure that your everyone will be attending your show, so don't worry. They all know that lots of goodness is in store.

hugs
Sissie

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Gorgeous!!! Your "Shabbylicious Ways" are wonderful...always follow your heart~~~

hopeandjoyhome said...

GORGEOUS!

Linda Walker said...

This lampshade is just beautiful! I love it!
Linda
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Unknown said...

Great event, Carol. I bought some nice items. Do any of the vendors teach classes besides Adjectives and furniture?
BTW I think you need a larger venue for the next event. :)