The Polka Dot Flea is just days away. Since I have everything ready for the Flea (It's good to be a little OCD) I thought I would squeak in a last minute project
I was out antique shopping with a friend Sherry@ No Minimalist Here
When I spotted two HUGE vintage lamp shades, they were from the era (40's-50's ?) when it was in vogue to have massive shades on lamps.
Right away I thought it would make a perfect hanging light
Great floral details on the sides
I bought a ceramic light socket from Home Depot....
......And attached it to an electrical cord (Just 2 screws attaches the wire to the socket). If you're interested in the steps to wire a lamp, you can find great step by step instructions on U Tube
Here's my little secret...I never buy the full light wiring kit, I use extension cords I find at garage sales for a .25. I cut off the the part where you plug in other cords, this leaves me with the plug and wire.....Yep saves a ton of money!
I attached a chain and made the cord cover out of fabric that matched
Since I am selling this at the Polka Dot Flea along with other hanging lights, I needed something to hang them from.......Another project...A lace covered umbrella.
I took the canvas cover off my patio umbrella.....
...Then sewed 3 pieces of lace yardage together, trimmed it with a lace ruffle....
...And used Fabric-Tac to glue on lace runners and doilies
I don't know if you caught that I found 2 pink shades.....One to sell and one for me!
I think it will be a perfect Frenchy Shabby addition to my bedroom!
The Polka Dot Flea is just days away! I will show you some final preparations in my next post and then....
.......It's "Show time"!!! I'm experiencing that fine line between excitement and fear!!
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