May 18, 2011

Lamp Shade Makeover

Thank you for all the birthday wishes. Emma was all smiles last evening reading everyone's well wishes for her special day. I still can't believe I have a teenager!!

Earlier this week, I showed off a lovely vintage hat and pink lamp from Saturday's thrifty purchases.

The lamp is going in the treehouse and I decided the creamy/white shade needed a bit of a makeover.

I started by stripping all the flowers from my pink hat.

I then added a layer of lace and trim around the top and base of the shade with my hot glue gun.

I then added the silk flowers around the rim of the shade with my hot glue gun.

It's so pretty now, I think I might just want to keep it for myself.
I did promise it to the girls for their treehouse.
And just wait to you see what I did with those buttons.
I promise to show off those later this week too!

Happy crafting!

XOXO


20 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

What a fun addition to the tree house!

Jodee Leader said...

That will be PERFECT for the treehouse! Love the flowers!

Courtney said...

What an adorable lamp. I don't think the girls will ever want to leave that treehouse!

Jodi said...

That is beautiful!!! Love it!!

Lee said...

The lamp will look great in the treehouse!

Sue@House Pretty said...

That lamp is so pretty. Quite an elaborate tree house accessory. I'm impressed!

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My Vintage Mending said...

Kim how cute is that lace with the light coming through? Genius again...never would have thought of that...I love millinery and would put it on everything if I could. So cute....waiting patiently for button makeover. Smiles...teenager's mom too...Renee

La Vie Quotidienne said...

So pretty! If this is any example the tree house is going to be beautifully decorated. Very cleaver. Have a great day.

Talley Images said...

Love the lamp - gorgeous!

And happy belated birthday to Emma!

Diann said...

Oh, I love it! It turned out adorable. Good job!

Heather said...

I just love the lace detail. I can hardly wait to see it in the treehouse!

Donna said...

What a fun and pretty idea, Kim! That sure is going to be one chic tree house:) And wishing Emma a belated Happy Birthday!!!

Vicki said...

This is adorable!

Life in Rehab said...

Hee hee, that is the perfect girlie lamp for those two gorgeous little divas of yours! You are inspiring pink envy all over blog land with your fantasy cottage project.

GardenofDaisies said...

That really turned out cute!! Can I come and live in your treehouse?

Jenn Erickson said...

Kim, it's so pretty and feminine! I love the fact that you used the vintage millinery flowers.

AshTreeCottage said...

I love, love, love it!!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

I think this is one of my favorite projects to date :0) The lace really is the perfect touch. Those are two lucky girls to have sucha creative mama

very merry vintage style said...

Beautiful... when I saw that it was made with a hat I thought.. no way! Your creativity amazes me! Thanks so much for linking to my Share the Love Link Party!
Mary

DearHelenHartman said...

So, let me get this straight... if I put that lampshade on my head at a party it would be... not silly?
Love the creation.