Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Ruffled Shade

I've been working like a busy bee all summer long. We've got approximately 30 days of summer vacation left, so I'm trying to make every day count.

I got an itch to cover a lamp shade. Something I've never done before but have seen done all over blogland.

So, I took this old shade that was hanging out in my basement.



I bought some ruffled trim at Joanns & started gluing.

Somewhere along the way, I found a tutorial for making pompom flowers. (I wish I could remember where) It didn't seem too difficult, so I got busy making a few.

And this is what I ended up with.

The shade was originally intended for my living room, but I really loved how it looked in the bedroom instead.




I love it when a project actually turns out well. Believe me, I've had my share of disasters.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Make it a good one!

Edited to add:   If you would like to know how to make the Pom Pom flowers that I used on this lamp shade, see my tutorial here.  Thanks! 

Gina
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38 comments:

  1. Very cute. I love the ruffles. Good Job.

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  2. The ruffled trim is brilliant. I would have never thought of that. Looks great!

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  3. Gina- That is just beautiful! I LOVE it! Any chance you can show US how to make those flowers? I love them!!! Hugs- Diana

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  4. Oh my goodness, that is just too cute!

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  5. One of my favorites of your summer projects!

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  6. Really pretty Gina! I've seen that trim at JoAnn's something that I have to add to my list now!

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  7. Gina this is gorgeous!! Fantastic job:)

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  8. That is way to cute, I have to do that on some of my lamps!

    Carol

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  9. What an adorable lamp you've created. You did a great job!
    Marianne :)

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  10. The ruffled shade looks so sweet!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  11. Oh Gina, it's so very chic....Love it!

    Much love,
    ♥Ana

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  12. I wish I had a little girl I would make one in pink for her room! I'd love it of you'd share this with WorkShop Wednesday. It woud make a great addition to the party!

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  13. Soo cute! Love how it turned out! Would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

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  14. How incredibly cute! So happy to have found your blog through pinterest. My silly little pup knocked my wine glass over and it splashed ALL over my cream lamp shade. I may be creating one of my own! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Your newest follower,
    Jaclyn
    adayinthelifeandmind.blogspot.com

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  15. Just wondering...What kind of glue did you use? Will the heat from the light melt it?

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  16. Sasha Marie,

    I didn't have an email address to contact you, so I'm hoping you will check back here.

    I used a hot glue gun. I use the lamp every evening to read by & I haven't had any trouble with the heat from the bulb melting the glue. I'm using a 60 watt bulb.

    I hope this helps.

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  17. Adorable. Connected via Pinterest. Love the shade and the lamp.

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  18. hi do you remember how many yards of ruffles you needed/used?

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  19. Anonymous,

    I did not have an email to contact you directly, so I am answering here.

    The shade I used measures about 45 inches around at its widest point. I bought 6 yards of the ruffle trim and had just enough.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Gina

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  20. I just might do this to a retangle shaped shade I have. I love the lamp, but it's too modern for our rustic design...Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  21. I had to come over here and add to the pageviews and comments! :) I can see why this went viral-- it's beautiful and I love a good no-sew project!! Apparently so does the rest of blogland!!

    Congrats on grabbing everyone's attention :)

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  22. Very cute!! I will be making this soon. Thank you. Oh, and if you have time ;) will you post how to do those awesome flowers? Thanks!

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  23. I am guessing you started from the bottom up?

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  24. Anonymous,

    I didn't have an email address to contact you, so I'm hoping you will check here for my answer.

    I actually started from the top! There was no science to this project, it was just something that I tried on a whim & it worked. :D

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  25. Going to try this this weekend. How did the seam look? Did you cut each layer? I am assuming you did. Thanks

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  26. Hi Jessica,

    I didn't have a way to reach you to answer your question, so I hope you will see this here.

    I did cut each layer of the ruffled trim. I would say to just match the seam up as best you can so it looks neat, but there is an obvious seam. Hope this helps!

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  27. How did u make the flowers?

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  28. Anonymous,

    You can find how to make the flowers by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post.

    Or here:

    http://randomthoughtsfromanincoherentmind.blogspot.com/2012/02/big-pom-pom-flower-tutorial.html

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  29. hi do you remember how many yards of ruffles you needed/used?

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  30. Perez,

    I didn't have an email address to reach you, so I'm hoping you'll check here for the reply to your question.

    I used 6 yards of trim & had just enough. Hope this helps!

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  31. I love that minor you have on the wall. That is a beautiful minor.

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  32. What kind of glue did you use? My other questions have already been answered. :)

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  33. Hi Victoria, I didn't have an email address for you, so I'm leaving the reply here in the hopes you'll see it.

    I used a hot glue gun.

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