11.09.2009

a thank you and a redone lamp shade

first of all, i want to say thank you to all those thoughts and prayers sent our way. it was a rough week. However, I thank God, that He gave my uncle strength in the form of family and friends. He told me at the funeral that God doesn't give us any more than we can handle. Just a deep faith.







This is the first time that i am joining kimba at a soft place to land for her diy tuesday.

i am a little nervous...hopefully i do this right.


i found this lamp shade last summer. at the time i didn't know where i was going to use it. but i loved the shape.


i started out by taking all the fabric and trim off. i then spray painted the frame with black paint...


i found a grain sack that i bought several months ago....

i love the texture and color of grain sacks...

anyway, i just cut the grain sack in half lengthwise and sewed the pieces together to make a long narrow piece. i wrapped the grain sack around the form and used clothes pins to hold it. then i took pins and started to pin pleats where ever there was a wire.

sew all the pleats....

i was going to cut off the top...the extra fabric. but when i started to stitch the cover on, i loved the way it fell over to form a little flounce. be sure to sew on some ribbons or such to tie the cover shut.



luckily for me, my hubby still had some overheard lighting that you plug in. just slipped my light shade on, and hang. i had some chandelier crystals that i hung from the bottom. i still plan on using some vintage millinery and lace to dress up the bottom.

thanks for coming and be sure to check out all the other diy projects.

God bless

alissa





4 comments:

Abbie said...

Lovely light! I like the fabric you picked and am excited to see it dressed up a bit more! Also, I just saw a project the other day where someone took the fabric all the way off the lampshade - I didn't know you could do that before - and am excited for more inspiration for when I try it!

Jane said...

I love how the lampshade turned out. It has a beautiful, unstructured, casual look that I love.
Great job!
Jane

Tracey said...

Hi Alissa! I'm sorry to hear that you and your family have been going thru a rough time...many blessings to all of you...

Your lampshade turned our so great! I love grain sacks and this is such a creative way to use one...really great job!

:) T

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Awesome, I may copy this one. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. It's appreciated.