Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lampshade Makeover...Girly Edition

After making the bow holder for the girls' room, I decided to tackle another project that I've been putting off. I guess I was a little nervous to take on recovering theses lampshades, but I am sooooooooooooooo glad I did. My best friend covered them for me the first time and they were perfect. I didn't want to mess them up. Well, let me tell you.....it would be pretty hard to mess these up. The straight cylindrical shape of these shades has got to be the easiest thing in the world to recover.....yah for me!

I am loving this new color palette...lots of white, soft pink, and the most luscious shade of aqua blue ever!!! (fyi...for those who asked, the color on the frame is an acrylic craft paint called Seafoam by Ceramcoat.) I would like to slather it all over every surface in my house...that's how much I love it!

This was the lampshade in it's former life....cute, huh? I really adored that fabric, but it was time for a change. Instead of bold hot pinks and lime greens, I'm going for an understated elegance with the white, pink, and seafoam blue/green.

Anyway.....I started by carefully ripping the existing piece of fabric off the lamp. I used it as a template to cut out my new lampshade covers. I found this beautiful white cotton pique in the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby for less than $3....perfect!

Next, I started at the back seam and began rolling it over the top edge, putting a line of hot glue as I went. When you get back around to the back side again, fold the rough edge of the fabric under and hot glue it in place. I then added a wide pink ribbon at the top and bottom and finished it off with aqua blue rick rac.....a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e.

See that chenille braided rug underneath the lamps? I scored that beauty at Hobby Lobby today for 66% off. I absolutely could not pass it up. The colors are the perfect match to the room. I really want to go back and get at lest one more....they has a whole stack of them. I considered waiting for it to get marked 80 or 90% off.....but that is way too risky when you've already fallen in love!

My little collection of girly frou frou accessories to finish off the room.



North of 25A said...

Very cute!

Richella Parham said...

Very girly, very cute. Just right for this new room! Aren't you proud of yourself?

Suzanne said...

I absolutely love the changes you made to the lamp! So cute.

Angela said...

It's looking so good!!

Ashley said...

Super Cute! Love the new colors!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So cute - I love the ric rac!

Did I tell you that I did Ella's nursery in that exact fabric. I kept the blanket from her crib that is that fabric.

Very cute my friend!


mle said...

Such cute ideas, Amanda! Makes me wish my baby girls were little again : ) good thing I have young nieces.

Decor To Adore said...

So cute!

If you have a moment please stop by and enter my French Basketeer tote giveaway.

kim west said...

I love this lamp..and I am showing your other lamp on my blog today with your no sew rosettes.

Whims And Trims said...

super cute!! Seriously...LOVE your ideas...so much so that I am giving you the Versatile Blogger award!! check it out at http://whimsandtrims.blogspot.com/2010/05/yay-my-first-blogging-award.html


Unknown said...

Perfection! Love the aqua, love the lampshade!

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