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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

White Wednesday and A WINNER!


 
Happy White Wednesday!

 


It feels to have the time to be able to participate in one of my favorite link parties.  
If you have a love for anything white, then this is a party for you.
 Thank you Kathleen at Faded Charm for hosting White Wednesday every week!

The other day I showed a lampshade that I made covered using some of my vintage white linens.  I had a request for a tutorial, but I feel kind of bad because I really didn't make the shade as much as I just enhanced one I already had on hand. 

I am here to show you a new one I made yesterday and to tell you that you CAN TOO!


As you can see I start with a shade that is already put together, but needs some love.


I lay the shade down on the fabric and make my pattern on the fabric, rolling from end to end. 
I leave a little extra in case I need it.


I used a small shade this time because it goes faster. 
I normally do not use bright blue markers, but I wanted you to see how I made the pattern.



I found these little clothes pins in the office section of Walmart and they work perfect for holding the material while I glue the top and bottom on.  First I pin the fabric on to make sure it fits and then I cut off any extra fabric.  I use a glue gun and glue the bottom first, pulling tight as I go.  Then I glue the top adjusting it so the fabric fits tight on the shade.


As you can see, I mostly work while sitting at my computer, how else would I get some reading done.  I am also known to work during TV commercials. 


This seam is the hardest to get tight and straight.  I must state that I am doing this for my own home and not for resale.  I have learned to be happy with doing my best and the next one is always better than the last.



I use different trims for both the top and bottom of the shades.  I have used such trims as; laces, buttons, paper roses, pom pom's and whatever else I have in the house.
The ruffle and rose trim are premade and I bought them both at Joann Fabrics.




I glued the buttons on the top of the shade and a ruffle on the bottom.


I decided a ribbon bow and some paper roses from Michael's were necessary as a final touch.  I think my new shade turned out adorable and it looks perfect in my office. 

I hope you like my enhanced shade and maybe you will try to make one too!

I am linking to Faded Charm for White Wednesday,
 Restore Interiors for Restored It Wednesday,
and
Air Your Laundry Friday at Freckled Laundry.








Have a wonderful day and thank you for reading to the end of my post to find out who won the CSN giveaway!


And the WINNER is:

THE KNAPPS! 

Congrats, I will email you with the details, happy shopping.





21 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness that is so lovely. It almost looks like a wonderful old timey hat. Love it and thanks for sharing. Now I have to search your site to see if you have directions on those "to die for" paper roses.
    thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.
    tammy

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  2. ...love it!!
    So romantic:)

    xo, Rosemary

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  3. Gorgeous! It ((does))) look like the old wonderful hats we all love!

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  4. Love your pretty lampshade! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Congrats to the winner.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  5. It is absolutely the cutest thing ever!! Thanks for the inspiration and the directions!
    Rhonda

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  6. I love it. So pretty.

    cheers,
    Lisa x

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  7. OMg Alaina this is just too gorgeous!!!!
    Oh I have to try this!!

    How the heck did you know I 've been wandering my house with my paint brush looking for something to paint???
    You are too funny! Maybe us blogging girls are too alike!

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  8. You turned that shade into such a pretty, prissy thing. She probably feels as gorgeous as she looks!

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  9. I am loveing your shade....alaina but the lamp itself is awesome!!!!!!!!!

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  10. LOVE your new shade! Especially the ribbon, can never seem to get those right.. lol

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  11. Alaina!

    How many times can I tell you this? You're so creative! Thank you for sharing this tutorial. I am going to attempt to make one and will share my results with you! One question: Have you ever hot glued your fingers to your keyboard? (Look at above photo) hehehe

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  12. Very pretty. Thank you for the tutorial. Now I'm off the find a shade I can do this to.

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  13. I absolutely LOVE your lamp shade! Thanks for sharing how you made it!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  14. Your lamp shade is so pretty! It's fun to see such beautiful results with makeovers. I just did a lamp shade makeover for my living room. Great job!

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  15. this is the cutest lamp shade ever!

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  16. Thanks for taking the time to post a tutorial - much appreciated!

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  17. Such a pretty shade, thank you for the tutorial. Wishing you a wonderful day
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  18. Alaina, this is darling! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I love both your sweet shades, this one and the one in your previous post. Don't you just love those paper roses? I use them everywhere. They add so much.
    I loved all the beautiful linens in your previous post too...and you definitely can't have too many.
    sending big hugs your way...

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  19. Oh that last lampshade you pictured is to die for! Deelish!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  20. That is SO pretty! I adore the little details...every one of them! Happy to see you link up. :) Thanks so much for sharing with Air Your Laundry Friday.

    xo,
    Jami

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