Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Fair Lamp - {Tutorial!}

We're moving to a new house next week, and to prepare for the new digs - I'm giving half my furniture a makeover! You won't hear much from me for the next couple weeks - but I'm getting ready for a HUGE before & after post {I'm painting all my furniture, wish me luck!}

This, however, I could not wait to show you. Perhaps I'm not the first one to think of this, but I think it's fabulous.

Above is my lamp from Hobby Lobby. I bought it last year because I liked the base. The shade was *okay*. Below you will see a $9 sleeveless blouse {Miley Cyrus has a clothing line???} I bought at Walmart this morning. I liked the ruffles, you see. Not for me, for my lamp.

So I stripped the shade of it's so-so fabric.
I left only the shiny & sheer inner lining in tact.
I felt like I was on Project Runway as I dressed & pinned the blouse on my "model". I didn't even bother sewing. I slipped the blouse over the shade and unbuttoned it to the point where it fit. I might change this up someday, so I simply tucked tiny safety pins in to position the ruffles. As for the arm holes, I just tucked the edges up into the blouse so that they didn't show.
On the top rim I positioned the blouse, fabric-glued it down, and pinched it with binder clips until it dried. Please also try this at your own risk, notice how I keep all loose fabric clear of the bulb!

I bought this flower hair clip at Claire's the other day with intentions of making my daughter's hair pretty... but instead I was tempted to give it to my lamp-model... I also fished out an old necklace I never feel like wearing anymore. Might as well do something new with it, right?

Ta-da!
Isn't she fancy in her new spring Miley Cyrus blouse?
Thar she glows!
What do you think, Heidi & Tim? Ruffles are in, you know?

And now I'm signing off for a week or two and I'll be back with some more before & after projects to show you!

As always, we LOVE comments...

Cheers!

5 comments:

  1. So cute! I want the shirt and necklace to wear for myself! :) Can't wait to see your new makeovers. I always love a good 'before and after'. Good luck on the move.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks like it belongs in a french atlier! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Aww, thanks for the comments! This is definitely one of my more "different" projects...

    Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  4. She is fabulous! I love, love her! I have a lamp or two that could use a new ruffled blouse! Good luck on your move and your projects!

    Mermaid Debbie

    ReplyDelete

Lark & Lola love hearing from you!

nRelate

Blogging tips