Sunday, November 11, 2012

New look for old light shades

I have had these little light shades for a few years now
I bought them to replace some cracked glass ones that were on this light fitting 
when we bought the house 171/2 years ago.

I wanted to cover them but just hadn't gotten around to it
Well this week I got in the mood and started
I wanted to use what I had,not go out and start buying
I cut out a shape to fit around them

Glued it in place with craft glue,which says dries clear
Not sure it will not show on this plain fabric 

I hope it does but just to make sure

I glued some fancy braid around the top and bottom
I didn't want to remove the metal gold piping in case the paper covering came with it,
So I only put the fabric up to it.

They needed something more so
a few paper roses did the trick I think. I don't mind pink and blue together
My two favourite colours anyway.

I am very pleased with the result.
I did turn them around after I took this shot though,  so the seam didn't show from the front.

I will be joining my regular bloggy friends parties
The links are on my side bar
Have a happy week
xx jeanetteann


Stylish Kylie said...

Good work. The flowers are so pretty.

Kays Kids said... are such a good home maker. Your lamp shades are beautiful.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those look so cute--love the colors. I am getting ready to cover some lamp shades too. I got some plain ones for my chandelier and want to dress them up. You have inspired me to get busy!

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful transformation! I love the color! Great inspiration!

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful transformation! I love the color! Great inspiration!

Karen said...

That is a great transformation.They look really pretty.

Shelia said...

Oh, these turned out so pretty! You did such a great job and I love the little flowers you've used.
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Gina said...

They look so pretty! What an excellent job you did on transforming them.

Susan said...

Hello Jeannetteann:

Lovely job on the shades! They look great.

Thanks for your visit! You know, I'll probably never know how the page got ripped out or who did it.

But now I don't even have to worry about it! And you are right. Hope they enjoy making a nice gingerbread house. Susan

allyson Alvarez said...

I love the new look of those lamp shades. You are creative Jeanette! Love your idea.