Sunday, March 20, 2011

Just What I Was Looking For

Firstly, a reminder that my
will be drawn Sunday night :)
Quit a while ago, I inherited this standard lamp
from my lovely Nanna, Venice,
but I am not so much a fan of the current shade on it.
It's a sort of oyster colour and a semi-shiny
(think of the 80's) tafeta fabric.
So, I have been thinking I would recover it,
but finding a nice big drum lampshade frame
was proving a bit tricky.

  Last weeknd at a garage sale I found one - perfect
as well as another matching set a bit smaller.
The set of 3 were $4!!!!
Even more perfect.
Now I will have to hunt for 2 bases for the others.

Anyway, I bought some of this lovely handprinted fabric from
for myself for Christmas - I think it will be ideal.
Now I just have to figure out how to cover the shade
like the pro's do.
Has anyone attempted this? Any Hint's?

Another Christmas gift for myself from Yardage Design too :)
The boy's thought it was very funny
to have pesents wrapped up by myself,
bought by myself and
given to myself,
I think it's very sensible.

Hope you are having a nice weekend


  1. Good pick up Jacquie. Much better than the existing shade! I have seen a few tutourials on this. If I come across any I will send you the link. Now, if you see another big one, I am in need too!

  2. What a great find for $4. Your shades are going to look amazing with some of Nic's fabric on them. I have a chair covered in the same's my favourite!

  3. I've seen a tutorial somewhere for covering those drum lightshades.... just can't remember where. Maybe google lightshade tutorials?

  4. I remembered where I'd seen something similar (using ink and spindle fabric) -

  5. Can't wait to see the final product, good luck always plenty of info on google and you might want to try youtube sometimes it helps to see a video of the acutal process!


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