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!
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