Saturday, July 28, 2012

Shabby {Fabric Strip} Lampshade Makeover DIY

 Some lamps are worth hanging onto...even if the shade deteriorates.
This cute little crystal lamp was a wedding present 20+ years ago.
it's made by Waterford!

I moved it into my daughter's room and placed it on her desk.
We noticed the shade was falling apart, so we pulled it off and
made our own! 
 My daughter actually did most of this work, with a tiny help from Mom
....and yes, I'm proud!
Since I made her bedding, we have a few scraps laying around,
so she cut strips 3/4-1" wide and began tying!
 Yep...just simple knots. 
We did squirt one dot of fabric glue in the top knots when we were all done, because they were the most squished
 and needed to be secured better.
 At first there was a pattern, and then we just began filling in.
We then trimmed the ends and left it all to
stay in its lovely fray-ness!

You might even be able to see some of the strays,
 but we like shabby!
 Here it is on her desk in all of its loveliness!! 
A little velvet, houndstooth, small print, large floral....pretty!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said at Haven that brass was back...
what do you think?


  1. I love Shabby & Recycling too! Well done!

  2. You know what.. you have me thinking! Thinking that I can do this with my nightstand lamps!! Should I? Hmm.. your's is so so cute!!! Great job!

  3. I have been waiting to find that perfect idea to redo my lamp shade on a crystal lamp! This would be super easy. I love how it looks!

    1. I'm so glad!!!! and yes, super duper easy!! Can't wait to see yours too!

  4. And it's definitely beautiful!

    Sending see beautiful thoughts your way!

  5. I actually have seen something similar, and I adore the idea!!! Love your new header too Janis:)

    1. yep...I've seen several versions on Pinterest...but this one required less knotting!! I'm loving my new design too! Thanks hun!!


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