Just wanted to share a quick lamp makeover that I had been meaning to do for quite some time.
Painted the brass base leaving the alabaster natural. The brass is painted white.
(Sorry, I didn't have a 'before' photo of the base)
The old shade was then covered in my favourite white delicately stitched doily's that I have been collecting.
There was a bit of crafty 'doily patchwork' going on because I wanted the whole shade filled in with crochet. I had no problem cutting them to fit and fill up the spaces.
I attached the doily's with spray on fabric adhesive, using only a single side spray so that they can be removed at my whim. I kinda like this lamp and will be keeping it like this for a while though.
Just one little tip regarding the spray adhesive: The best way is to spray the adhesive on to the fabric of the lamp fabric of the doily, as sometimes the adhesive can add a nasty 'yellowing' effect to your white doilys. I found this out the hard way and no soaking or bleaching will remove it.
You may have noticed the armchair to the right...well....it is still a work in progress.
I will show you this space when it has been completed.
Have a wonderful weekend x