Friday, February 4, 2011

Quick Lamp Before and After.


Before...



...After.



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


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20 comments:

Kate Lewis-Driver said...

i love it! i have doileys draped all over some lamp shades that i have been meaning to get recovered. but now that you have shown how easy it is to glue them on, i'll be giving it a go for sure! thanks for the great idea! Kate :)

Belle Inspirations said...

gorgeous work, have a great weekend xx

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Gosh, it looks so much nicer and interesting with the doily shade. I don't think you'll want ot be removing them for a while ...

Amazing what a transformation that made ... and the base is beautiful too. I'm trying to imagine it as brass ...

Wonderful work, Pam!

Restyled Vintage said...

that is gorgeous, Pam!

I have some doily related projects I'd like to do but cannot seemt o get my hands on enough of them at the moment!

xx Karen

Blondie's Journal said...

The lamp is beautiful, Pam. I love the base and you did a wonderful job with the pretty doily!

XO,
Jane

Sarah B said...

It looks beautiful!!

Raine and Sage said...

What a beautiful job, and excellent repurposing of doilies. So much character - it looks beautiful Pam.

Ky said...

I'm loving that shade, Pam. Really loving it! I have a few doilies hanging around waiting to be turned into such a beauty. Might have to give this one a go.

Hope you have a great weekend. xx

delia hornbook said...

Hi Pam, what a really lovely idea, it looks so much nicer and what a good way to use doilies so very pretty, have a lovely weekend, dee x

La Dolce Vita said...

nice transformation!

Deb said...

I really like that. What a great idea for the shade!

vintage mum said...

You put me to shame I have been wanting to do something like this for ages,maybe at half term :)
yours looks lovely
Cate x

theoldboathouse said...

You must be channeling Simone...ha. It looks very cute. xx Katherine

simmone said...

Such a lovely job. I have been thinking about how I might use a doiley but dyed a colour.Looks great you must be thrilled after all that fiddly work.

simmone said...

Such a lovely lamp.You must be thrilled after all that fiddly work, great job.

chair up said...

Your lamp looks beautiful Pam. Thanks for showing it off!
Angex

Tina said...

Such a gorgeous lamp makeover, Pam! I LOVE the lacey shade...so beautiful!! ~ Tina x

Gail McCormack said...

I love it Pam, very Elegant!
Great way to make use of doilies.

Clever you!!

Michaja said...

Amazing what a little make-over can do!! Brillant idea, lovely lamp.
Have a great Sunday
xxx
Michaja

Jenevieve said...

It looks fantastic! What a great use for those doilies! :) x