Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lampshade project

I always have lamps in my booth at Merchant Square.  They seem to sell well.  Lately I have been constructing burlap shades for the lamps.  The one I am going to share today I think is particularly cute!  A bunch of ideas came together and the result is a little lamp with a cute shade.
My good friend, Joy, told me about this burlap ribbon she found at Ruffler's Roost in Chandler.  Ruffler's Roost is a great place to look for ribbon in all colors and sizes.  They also have a lot of pretty flowers made from ribbon.  So I bought a roll of this burlap ribbon, put it in the sewing machine and proceeded to pleat/ruffle some of it.
At Melrose Vintage last week I found two small clip-on lampshades that were perfect for two small lamps I also found there.  Melrose Vintage was having a warehouse sale and these were great finds -- among many other items!!
So, I covered the shade with a piece of burlap from my stash.  Then I glued the ruffled burlap ribbon on the top and bottom edges of the little lampshade.  I think this little lamp turned out great!  It will be in my booth at Merchant Square next week.

2 comments:

Amber said...

So cute, Judy! I had no idea you had a blog!! Here I am! Now a follower! :)

Bohemian said...

Custom Lampshades are always in Style and yours are Lovely Judy! I've been seeking out Lampshades Deconstructed by Father Time... the G-Kids think I'm nuts buying "broken lampshades". *Winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian