Thursday, November 8, 2012

Recovered Vintage Lampshade


I found a vintage lampshade at our local Flea Market some time ago...it sat in our storage room for at least a month.  The fabric that was on it was dry rotted so I ripped it all off and then recovered with some of the duvet fabric I had left. 


I bought some really cute eyelet lace and some gimp that I thought would really play it up without being to frilly and fou fou.


Years ago, I had bought a packaged light set from Lowes.  It came with this floor lamp.  I always hated the fact that you could see where it was linked together so I painted it a pale blue.  Now with the lampshade...I think it is perfect!


I love how soft the lighting is with the British Rose fabric and how it reflects in the glass of the china cabinet.



Along with the chair and the revamped gun cabinet...I think this area is just perfect!  It's funny how I am always redoing things, but I know you all have to do that too....

Thanks for visiting...now I'm off to recover some chandy shades and possibly do a little of my Christmas decorating.






12 comments:

  1. Melanie- Great job on the shade and it is perfect with the repainted lamp. That whole area looks great! xo Diana

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  2. I love seeing lamp shade redo's yours is perfect!

    Carol

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    1. I have so many and love doing them...after years of searching in stores for something unique, I finally gave up and thought what the heck! I'll make my own...so far so good!

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  3. The shade is so pretty. Heck, I love the chair, the gun cabinet, the hutch to the right...get the idea I would feel quite comfortable purchasing your house fully furnished, lol?!

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    1. LOL, that is one heck of a compliment...thanks!

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  4. Beautiful, Melanie! I love the shape of the shade and the trim you used, too. It fits right in here!

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  5. I would have never guessed that was an old lampshade accept for maybe the shape. Absolutely love what you have done and your reading area is beautiful....just perfect actually. The gun cabinet and that chair. Oh that chair. Love love love it. You inspire me.

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    1. Thanks Nann...I am pretty pleased with how it turned out! And I love the chair too, lol!

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  6. Thank you Diana...it's a nice little spot to sit and talk with the hubs.

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  7. Ohhhhh love the lamp and that chair is so so pretty. Love it all. So comfy and pretty.
    Kris

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  8. Awesome lamp! I love all the rugs and coverings in your home..everything looks so cozy!

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Thank you so much for stopping in...I love hearing from you! Hugs, Melanie