Tuesday, September 8, 2009

PRETTY PINK LAMPSHADE

I decided to make this lamp shade from scraps of fabric and a pinkish gimp I had. I had in my mind what I wanted it to look like. This is sort of what I was thinking. I used a pink feather boa because the trim I wanted could not be found.
This is the shade on my lamp in the living room. It so did not match anything in my living room, but I didn't care. At some point I added the boa at the top, too. After about a year, I finally moved it to the bedroom, where it went a little better.
This is the lamp that inspired the one I made. I wanted trim more like the one on this lamp, but never found anything even remotely similar. Even though I do not like the black and red color combination, I still really like this lamp shade. Actually, the lamp, as well. This picture was taken in a shop (the name of which I can't remember) up in Petaluma.

11 comments:

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Love your shade, you are just too clever! Is there anything you can't do?

Laurel said...

My little girls have an orange lamp shade with a boa on it and it is just delightful like you lamp!
I LOVE it! Happy Tuesday Sunshine!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Who can resist pink feathers??!!

m ^..^

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tamerie, I just cannot believe all of the beautiful things you make! Bisous... Julie Marie

Sandy Michelle said...

Great job on the lamp shade! I used to work at a designer fabric showroom and have tons of large scraps stored away. So far I used them to make drapery and cushions. Anyway, thanks so much for the anniversary wishes! It was a good excuse to finally be alone together.
Sand

Elise said...

What a beautiful post ! I love your blog, thank you so much for sharing it, & hello ! It's lovely to meet you

Beach Vintage said...

Loving the feathers Tamerie.

Breathing Beside Us said...

I LOVE IT!
XOXO Deb

Bryanna Lenan said...

ROCKIN AWESOME!

Melinda Cornish said...

both are beautiful....Almost so pretty that I would wear them!!!!I am having a big giveaway on my blog, be sure and visit!!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Tamerie
Great lampshades. I love creating my own also but haven't done this in a long time.. maybe you will have inspired me to get creative
x Julie