December 20, 2010

{rosette} lamp shade makeover


My latest project for the nursery! I was inspired by this lamp from pottery barn kids:



However I don't really love silk flowers and I didn't want to invest in quality ones so they didn't look too cheesy. I do love the fabric flowers that have been going around however. There are lots of tutorials, but these flowers from Tatertots and Jello are really easy. I just used hot glue rather than liquid stitch and it worked fine.

I picked three coordinating fabrics. The nursery is a dusty pink, grey and creme color scheme, so I had the fabric on hand from other projects in the works.
I cut them into varying lengths because I wanted to make the flowers different sizes. I folded each strip in half and using the tut above made the flowers.
Then I just glued them onto the shade with hot glue. The shade was part of a lamp I bought at big lots but purchased another shade to go with the base. I kept this around because I loved the shape and knew it would be great for the vintage look I wanted. Wasn't digging the gold ricrac though.
It took a couple hours to cut the strips and roll the flowers, but I kept getting distracted by the episodes of Burn Notice on Hulu I was watching. It will probably take you less time.
I love the gray satin with the cotton fabrics, and the different sizes.
 
I love how it turned out! Totally ties all the fabrics around into the room. Next up is the curtains and table runner I need to make....someday. I still have four weeks right? Let me know what you think! Comments and (followers) make me so happy!
 
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22 comments:

Beansieleigh said...

This is beautiful, Camilla, and I love your colors too!.. I'd like to try this myself, but being a crocheter, I bet I could throw some crochet flowers on there too, don't you think?! Wishing you and yours blessings and lots of holiday fun in the days ahead! Time is definitely flying now, but enjoy it! ~tina

Elizabeth said...

LOVE this! You did such a great job! Hoping you'll visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! Wishing you a very blessed Christmas! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Hi Camilla

Oh wow, this is gorgeous!! The flowers really transform this lampshade.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Michelle :-)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love this, I am going to look at the tut, I need to find a easy pattern Thank you

Carol

Mandi C said...

Those colors are fab! I love that it's sweet but not over-done. Lovely!

Erin said...

Your lamp is gorgeous!! I am seriously going to try my hand at making a fabric flower after the New Year. :)

The Brownings said...

I'm a new follower and I have to say that I absolutely LOVE your blog! You're so creative. The lamp shade looks beautiful! Happy Holidays!

Pink Princess said...

I LOVE the lamp ♥ I have a similar shade that screams for a make-over :) AND have lot's of roses too, so after Christmas this will be a project ♥

Hugs from Marian ( a new follower)

Jonie Marie said...

This is so sweet. Just perfect for the nursery! Congrats on the feature at Someday!

Mrs T said...

love it! we are moving my tween into her own room and this is something she would love..not too little girl but still girly.

congrats on the new babe coming soon!

Mrs T
(first ime visitor)

Shawna said...

It's so beautiful. I like yours a whole lot better than the PB one. The fabrics you used are gorgeous.

Dan said...

What a great project! It's cool how a lamp shade can really affect the overall feel of a room. I am thinking about going for the vintage look and getting a silk lamp shade from Antique Lamp Supply. What do you guys think?

nYomeL said...

Great job! Awesome works should be shared. I LOVE THIS!

;)

Biljana said...

Wonderful job, absolutely beautiful:)
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Congratulations! You've been featured at this weeks Hookin Up with HoH #30!

Stop by and grab a button if you'd like! :)

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I am going to feature this on Thrilling Thursday tomorrow. Feel free to stop by and grab and "I Thrilled" featured button off my sidebar if you would like. Thanks for linking up! Hope you stop by again soon :)

MJ said...

This is gorgeous! Found you via House of Hepworths and just had to come say hi :)

C.R.A.F.T. said...

This lamp is adorable! Come on over and link up to MMM :)

Jennifer said...

This is amazing! I love it even more than the original. I featured you today on my favorite things :)

over stock blowouts said...

An amazing work of art you have here. A very inspiring one. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

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TeenaBugg38 said...

i "heart" this lampshade!!!! I just picked up one shaped a lot like that at Goodwill for $2......I am gonna do this.....LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT!!!

(and just became your newest follower too!)

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