Friday, February 28, 2014

Ikea Inspired Lampshade

For about a year I have had a "naked" floor lamp in my living room. From the time I bought that lampshade at Goodwill I knew what I wanted to do with it. On one of our trips to Ikea I was very inspired by some lampshades I just loved--but I told myself, "I could make that".


Well last night I decided the procrastination had gone on for long enough. I do this sometimes when I want something to look just so and am not sure I can get the look I want. Finally I told myself--Just do it!


So the naked floor lamp finally got new life...


So much better! I am pleased with how it turned out. The below picture is from the Ikea website and shows my inspiration.
The Ikea ones are really a good price and everything--I just get more pleasure out of things I have made myself.

I used a Rachel Ashwell Simply Shabby Chic window covering for the fabric. I always buy them when I can find them at Goodwill. I paid $4.99 for the window covering, and $9.99 for the floor lamp. Pretty good deal I am thinking :)

The fabric is really thin, and very soft. It feels like really old fabric. I love it. I ended up just making a pocket at the top and putting elastic in it to gather it. Then I hand sewed the fabric to the lampshade.


I had some vintage buttons my Mother gave me that I used on the bottom to pull up the bottom.



The softness of the fabric made it lay really pretty..and it has a soft glow at night.


It makes that corner look so much softer now.


You can see my frames by the lamp--I change that photo out every month or so. I recently changed it to that cute picture of newborn Willow in the teacup....


though I have to say I think she is even cuter now! I never knew I would get so much enjoyment out of the Guinea pigs :).
 
Now that I have got the lampshade finished I am inspired to do my next project for the living room.
Another great Goodwill find...I was so tickled when I found this chair for $4.99!
 
 
I have very definite ideas on how I want this to look...Rachel Ashwell inspired...and once again I have to tell myself, "Just do it!"

Wishing everyone a relaxing day...

 if only I could relax the way Fez does!

Thanks for visiting!

20 comments:

Sweet Melanie said...

Well, that shade turned out beautifully!!! And that chair...I can't believe you got it for that price! Can't wait to see it finished, I know it'll be gorgeous! Maybe the cat is trying to tell us all something, lol...we need to relax a little more!

Barbara Jean said...

lovely!

Janae said...

It turned out so great, it looks even better than the ikea ones! I love the last pic of fez how sweet :)

Ana said...

The lampshade turned out beautiful...I think I like it better than the Ikea lampshades. You did an awesome job Sandy. You are always so inspiring. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

❤️Ana

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Sandy the lampshade is beautiful. I like your version better. Much prettier. I cannot wait to see what you do with that awesome chair.
Kris

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I've admired the Ikea ones, but I like yours better! Love the embroidery on it. xoxo

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Sandy,you did such a good job of the lamp shade. It's really nice.

lynn said...

LOVE the chair and lamp from goodwill! and your shade is just darling, sandy:) i have 2 ikea shades-(xmas gifts) and yours look sweeter! how cute willow looks in the tea cup! have a great weekend

Olivia said...

Oh my goodness sweetie, it turned out so great!!! I love it! You are so talented!
Hugs and sparkles,
xoxo
Olivia

Amy Jo said...

So Pretty Sandy! I love how you pinned it up with the buttons. I have a lamp shade I need to redo...this gives me inspiration.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Grandma Carolee said...

The shade is really pretty. I hadn't seen it with the light on, and that makes a beautiful warm appearance. I need to tell myself to "just do it" in making a new exercise tape. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the shade, Sandy. That chair was an awesome find. I know you'll make it beautiful.

Little Treasures said...

I love your lampshade Sandy! It is beautiful!
I also must say that I enjoyed browsing through your blog and am on a mission to find more inspiration searching through your archive !
You have a fantastic blog!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Very pretty lampshade! And I love the pictures of your furry friends :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

The chair is a fab find, you must have a great GW. The lampshade is so sweet, looks better then the Ikea one! Thanks for stopping by too.

Melanie said...

Sandy, you have given me inspiration! I want to make one of these now. I have a floor lamp, but the shade is dated. This would be a perfect fix. Thanks for sharing! Yours is lovely! I like your version better, much prettier!

Katie Mansfield said...

I just love the floor lamp. I also am smitten with that vintage chair. Adorable and what a deal!

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

I like your lamp shade even better. Looks easy enough and the drape effect if gorgeous.

lala said...

It all looks so lovely. I can
t believe the goodies you find at Goodwill - that chair is gorgeous - can't wait to see how you will work your magic on it!!!!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Your shade is very pretty love the shape of it! Too funny...I have the same curtain material...I bought it to recover shades!!