Thursday, August 25, 2011

Second lamp and lampshade redo

I bought two of these lamps at a flea market last year.  Of course, they are the typical 1950's lamps with the wonderful glass bases and your mother's plastic frilly shades.  Bleck!  Here is one that I bought (actually bought two of the same):
As you can see, the base is two shades of blue and the plastic shade is beginning to deteriorate, as they all do.  It's 50+ years old!
This is not the original shade form.  I actually covered a small lampshade (thrift store find) with the skirt of a child's vintage petticoat.  It wasn't quite long enough to reach to the bottom of the shade so I added a row of white ruffled cotton cutwork trim.  At the top I added pink gathered trim and the original tiny rose from the petticoat.
I painted the blue parts of the base with two coats of light antique white.  And this is the finished lamp ready to go into a special boudoir or child's room.  One of a kind!  The second lamp base may have a black base with another ruffled shade.  ;-D

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

Too wonderful, Judy!