A patched together lifestyle of thrift and charm...

Feb 16, 2011

Paper Roses Lampshade...

It took me a while, but I finally finished making over this lampshade...
I would have never attempted such a feat - but this shade goes with a pretty marble and alabaster lamp.  It had an unfortunate incident that resulted in ugly water marks on that lovely silk...
Since I wasn't planning to buy a new shade - I needed to brainstorm.  I have a ton of free white tissue paper lying around - so my little brain went from there.  I cut some strips - rolled them into roses - used a bunch of hot glue and just kept going...
At the end - I went back and filled in spots or reglued the roses for a tighter fit.  What a grand looking lady!
I'll post a picture later with it's pretty base.
I'm linking up with all the other loveliness at White Wednesday.
And...there's a Under $100 Linky Party at
Beyond the Picket Fence - check it out!

9 comments:

Esther@fleurcottage said...

cool idea & looks GREAT! i'm working on a 'roses' project as well...all the way to 49 of 'em!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful shade. You must be very patient to make and glue on all the little lovely roses. ~~Sherry~~

Gail said...

Oh Joyce, your rose covered lamp shade looks beautiful! That must have been alot of work.

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow! such a lot of work, but what a gorgeous lampshade!! Such a wonderfully creative idea for covering a stained lampshade. Although you probably never want to look at tissue paper again! ha ha
I look forward to seeing your beautiful shade on it's base!

michelle said...

Joyce, that is beautiful!!! I love it!! I hope your fingers are ok, that must have taken some time to do. What a perfect idea and it is so romantic! :) Wonderful my friend!!

Jillian said...

Amazing! Great job. Would be great to link up for SCT next week... ??? :0)

Jillian

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a wonderful idea...it looks outstanding...coming by fro WW!

Blessings,
Linda

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Gorgeous, how romantic! Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

{northern cottage} said...

oh how lovely! the perfect mix of romantic and chic! well done!

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