Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lamp Shade Cover

I wanted a bit of a softer look with my lamp shades in my living room....I found 2 curtain valances at the thrift store in a little town called Jackson on our way home last week...I paid $4.20 for both valances....
I put ribbon through the place where the curtain rod would go and tied it at the top with the robbon and just put it over the lamp shade....I love the new softer look....
this is the before....
I did the same with the Rachael Ashwell lamp shade with the other valance below...

the new softer look lamp shade just give my living room
that soft romantic look I love....

this is the before.... I still love my little bird house lamp...
I just gave it a bit of a new look....
and the great thing is I can change it back anytime....
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a little side note: I also used some vintage jewelry....I pinned it to the ribbon at the top of the valence I used on the lamp....you might have to make the picture bigger to see it.....I have had the jewelry so long it is vintage now....so glad I can now reuse it again and enjoy it.....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

23 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Mo....Great ideas! I never would have thought of that. I have a couple of lamps in the bedroom I would like to "fem up". I love your birdhouse lamp! Thank!
~Patti

Tracy said...

Very creative and beautiful!

Becky said...

How sweet of you to make ME some lampshades. lol
Great idea. I also heard of taking a sweet little vintage baby/girl slip and using that. So now I am on the look out for both.
Hugs
Becky

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM MO< And girl what do you mean the little town of Jackson...thats my biggest town around me ha ha!! Sorry about the Rose Bud...its been closed up now for over a year...Jackson is like a ghost town now...Also Home sweet Home is gone my favorite shop in Jackson...and you are much better to just go to Sutter creek...Love what you did with the curtains very cleaver my friend...Hope you have a great Fourth...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Gabriela said...

Hello,

Pure elegance!



~ Gabriela ~

Melanie said...

Those are beautiful! So romantic ...

Kathy said...

Cute as ever Mo....Sooo soft. A day just doesn't seem complete unless we can find something to create!!!Ha! I'm off to repaint my bike, a shelf and a frame today... God Bless, xoxo~Kathy~ Up-North.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi,

I love your idea of the valances on the lamp shade! I put a big round doily over mine, and I liked that, but-----I love YOUR idea much better!!The vintage jewelry is a perfect touch! I just started my own blog. Come and say hello when you get a chance.

Debbie

Lisa said...

Super beautiful lampshades!! You always have such fun ideas!!
Hugs, Lisa

gloria said...

Pase por casualidad por tu blog y quede encantada cuanta belleza.me hare tu seguidora para poder disfrutar de ella.un saludo de :::gloria

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

My parents live near Jackson! I made some of your doily cupcake wrappers and put them on my blog today and linked to yours. Mine didn't turn out as nice though...I'm not sure why. They still looked pretty though!

Ginger said...

That is a great idea. I would of never thought of using a valance, but it is perfect. So cute.

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Mo, I just wanted to come by and thank you for the sweet comments you left about my dog Harley. I really appreciate your taking the time to do that... On a lighter note...I absolutely love you lamp shade valances! I just may have to borrow that idea! Take care and have a safe and happy 4th of July celebration!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Terri and Bob said...

That is such a lovely idea! I wonder if one could use vintage handkerchiefs....

debi @ life in my studio said...

Mo, your lampshades are soooo pretty and dreamy. I love the valance idea....beautiful!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh Mo! Those turned out so pretty and I love the ribbon and vintage jewelry. They do give your lamps a very soft look. Your ideas are always so pretty! Hope your evening is lovely! Hugs! Mary

Gee said...

Dear Mo.

You are talented. Those little fingers of yours always made little things turned gorgeous. I love it so much.....

cindy said...

What a great idea! Beautiful!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Beautiful ideas Mo! The pins just add that extra special touch. ☺ Diane

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

What a lovely touch by adding a little something to spruce up a room, which by the way is already so sweet and romantic.

Take Care-

Lee Laurie said...

I can't believe that I never thought of this idea!? Thanks! I will be on the look out for some lacey valances!

Annabelle said...

So simple and no sewing! Adore your idea Mo! Thanks for sharing it with us and you're so right, change can be in seconds!
Hugs Annabelle

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

These are gorgeous Mo!! Did you see the lace covers in the recent Victoria Trading cat? They want like $40 or something ridiculous and yours are much prettier. Well done!