Saturday, January 23, 2010

Vintage Lampshade Frame re-do


I blogged about these vintage lampshade frames before, I bought them in Riverside California and this picture was taken in the store I bought them from.


Since then, they have sat in my garage until today. I've had an idea about what I wanted to do with them, so today, I got busy. This is what they look like now,

tada.....








Are they too cute of what? So easy to do. I bought a yard of muslin, took the muslin to my sister Mary's house, shes a quilter so she has the rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler. Mary cut 2" stripes and 1" stripes from the muslin (this was a couple of weeks ago).




I used the 2" stripes for the bigger frames and the 1" stripes for the smaller ones. I then draped the muslin pieces on the frames and tied a bow on the bottom to secure into place. I really like how the muslin add deptness to each frame. Total time to do all of this, about 5 minutes for three frames.





I did all of this on my kitchen table and while doing so I had another idea for these frames.

Wanna see?




I put some serving dishes on the top of the vintage lampshade frames adding a bit of whimsy to the table, total cuteness here:))




another look



Our Pottery Barn kitchen table is 90" round so I have a lot of room left over in the center of the table after the place settings have been set.

Some other ideas for these is to just stack your plates on top of them and place them on your kitchen counter so your pretty plates are always in view. Use these frames to add varying heights to your table for more added interest and they are the perfect pieces to use to place food on when serving a buffet style meal.

I was going to take these to the shop and sell them but I'm keeping a few of them for myself!


Have a fabulous weekend, Janice

19 comments:

Elyse said...

adorable and inspired! i hope you will keep a few for yourself to enjoy!

xo
elyse

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Ok...that is too cute!~Patti

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robin de koning said...

hi there...i love the shades and would love to buy them if you are selling or want to make some and sell...let me know...they are darling!
where do you sell at? i would love to visit your booth...
robin

sweetjeanette said...

I Love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

My Shabby Rose Cottage said...

Very cute idea!! I have done many things with lampshades, but not this!! I am hijacking this idea from you! Hehehe.

Have a Creative Day!
Linda

Erin said...

the lamp frames are fabulous!! looking forward to seeing you and your mom this weekend! All the best Janice. Hugs, E

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tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Brilliant!! I have 3 sitting in my attic right now, well they are not there anymore, my husband is pulling them down for me! Thanks for an inspired idea. Lisa

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Ana said...

Hi Janice,
Boy, it seems I haven't been over in a long while. Anyway, just wanted to stop by and say Hi. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Oh and love your vintage lampshade re-do. What a clever idea to use them at the table. Just too cute. Wishing you a great day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

P.S.
By the way, how's the Boot Camp going?

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CIELO said...

What a beautiful blog I've discovered.... I love all your pictures on the left banner of pretty roses and lovely home...

cielo

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shabbychictinyretreat said...

What a sweet shade makeover. I just purchased two vintage shades for a total of 3.00 and had in mind to do something such as you did. I went to Pinterest and came across your lovely and inspiring blog. So glad I landed here.