Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Recycled Zebra Lampshade

Hello there,

I have been working on a few rooms in the house
that need a little updating, and as I was working on the
guestroom, I sewed new pillows from old
clothes, put them on the bed, put up new curtains, and
thought I was done.
On the end table was a clear bubbled glass lamp with an older
lampshade, it matched, I thought it looks good.

Sat back on the chair in the room, and kept on thinking,
something needs to be changed.
I changed the picture above the bed, added
 dimensional angels blowing horns and sat again and thought
it needs something else.

Then it occurred to me the lamp was still the 
shabby Victorian look and needed to be updated,
so here is what I did.

It needed lightened,
so I chose the Cream Glitter Zebra CS.
I needed 4 sheets to cover the lampshade.


I drew the edges of the shade on the paper, 2 12x12 sheets glued together.


Cut out the shapes.


Then with a glue gun, glued the Zebra CS to the lamp shade.
I did have to do some trimming with scissors to 
make it lay flat.


Here is the covered lampshade.


I then glued from the dress I used to make the cheetah pillows from,
the tie from the back of the dress.
I glued it to the bottom edge of the lamp shade.

I then added dew drops to the top and bottom edge of the lamp.
I alternated colors and shapes.

Here is the lamp sitting on the end table in the corner of the room.


These are shots of the lamp close up, with the dew drops glued on.





The lamp with all the accessories.

The room is so much more complete!
The lamp shade needed to have less of a pattern and color to it
to make the room feel good.



Just a few photos from the guest room again.


The pillows made from a dress and a skirt.


So inviting!

Have a great day!

Ciao,

Robin

7 comments:

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Cute idea, and the room looks great!

Tonya said...

Awesome idea! I have two lamp shade that I took down in the dining room and breakfast nook that I have saved to use in another part of the house. I might have to try this idea. Thanks for sharing!

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

Love the lamp. that room looks so cozy too.

mayoori jain said...

Nice

LisaM said...

Love the room and the lamp is perfect!

Betsy Skagen said...

I always wanted to learn how to do this. So cool!

Sarah Lynch said...

These are all such amazing projects, very inspiring!

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