For as long as I have been collecting vintage linens, I have wanted to cover a lampshade.
When we lived in our house I had a little girls room that was decorated for the grandkids and I wanted to do this for the floor lamp in there. Then we moved and I put it off.
A few weeks ago, I had Mr. SS get my two tubs of vintage linens down from the shelves in our storeroom and I sorted through it all to find some pieces to use on this Goodwill lamp shade I also had in the storage room.
I cut the good parts from a couple of dresser scarves and two napkins.
I never cut up good pieces...can't bare to do that.
The method I used to cover the lampshade is exactly the same as I used on the lampshade I did a couple of summers ago. You can find the tutorial here.
The only thing different is that I didn't make a bias to trim it out.
I used a vintage trim with pearls at the top and bottom and
a crocheted trim from a dresser scarf for the ribs.
The dresser scarf was in tatters, but the crocheted edging was in great shape.
I even made a flower out of the edging and added a vintage button to one of the sections.
While I was going through my tubs, I found a piece of chenille that was just begging to become a pillow.
I call this an envelope pillow. The flap was made from a very faded pillowcase, but I like the softness it added to the chenille.
I forgot to take a picture of the back, but it is a piece of white chenille .
I love putting buttons on anything I can, so again...vintage buttons to finish it off.
I found another treasure that spoke to me too. Some pieces of a vintage red and green tablecloth along with some of the white chenille are going to be used to become something I saw on Pinterest. It might even be my next Pinterest Try Tuesday post.
Can you guess what it is?? Hint...It's not a pillow.
God is Good!!
Life is Good!!