Lampshade Makeover from an Old Skirt

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Daisy's room, fabric, thrift store | 17 comments

Still working on Daisy’s room. . .

I am trying to use as much as we can from what we already have.

We already had 2 matching bedside lamps, but the shades were pink gingham.

I could have bought new lampshades, but they are so expensive!  You can almost buy a whole lamp for the price of the shade!

I headed to my craft closet to see what I could use to redo the lampshade.

That is when I saw an old skirt that I had grabbed at Goodwill for $1.

Inspiration struck!

This is the original lampshade.

I was able to remove the outer covering.

I cut the skirt down the side seams, cutting it in 2 pieces – the front and the back.

I took advantage of the hem of the skirt and used that for the bottom of the shade.

I used hot glue and started gluing it to the top of the shade.

Every few inches, I glued a little pleat into the top.  This kept the fabric straight.

I trimmed the top of the fabric after I had glued it all down.

I glued a hem down on the side and then just overlapped the extra fabric.

Then, I glued the ends together.

Still more gluing. . .

around the top.

I added a piece of ribbon and a vintage pin (that belonged to my grandmother!)

Not bad for $1.

Today I found 2 Euro pillows and shams.  Both on sale!

Now I just need a dust ruffle.  No luck on one of those yet.

Daisy turns 13 tomorrow!

Life to the full,

Melissa

Here are the places that I party!

Sunday

Southern Hospitality

Under the Table and Dreaming

Flamingo Toes

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

My 1929 Charmer

 

Monday

Cowgirl Up

I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Mod Vintage Life

The Brassy Apple

Craft-O-Maniac

Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Boogieboard Cottage

Kelly’s Corner

The Dedicated House

Skip To My Lou

Tuesday

Domestically Speaking

Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Uncommon Designs

The Winthrop Chronicles

Coastal Charm

Primitive and Proper

Tip Junkie handmade projects

 

Wednesday

Savvy Southern Style

Shades of Amber

Faded Charm

Someday Crafts

Lil Luna

Ginger Snap Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

Somewhat Simple

House of Hepworths

The 36th Avenue

Restore Interiors

Ivy and Elephants

 

Thursday

Imparting Grace

My Re-Purposed Life

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

52 Mantels

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

The Shabby Creek Cottage

From My Front Porch to Yours

The Brambleberry Cottage

Chic on a Shoestring

AKA Design

Katie's Nesting Spot

 

Friday

Whipperberry

My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Thirty Handmade Days

Stuff and Nonsense

Craft Junkie Too

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Family Ever After

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Rooted in Thyme

Fingerprints on the Fridge

Liz Marie

Twenty Eight O Five


Saturday

Funky Junk Interiors

Classy Clutter

Six Sisters Stuff

It’s Overflowing

Be Different Act Normal

 

Thrifty Decor Chick

Kelly’s Korner

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17 Comments

  1. Clever!

  2. Turned out great! So cute and thrifty 🙂
    Susan

  3. Happy Birthday Daisy! I will almost be sad when her room is finished because you’ve given me so many great ideas! 🙂

  4. OH it turned out beautiful! Great job…and I love that pin!!
    Debbie 🙂

  5. Happy Birthday, Daisy!!!

  6. It turned out gorgeous!! So clever to use the skirt!!And the pin is really pretty.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend:)

  7. This is so cool and such a great idea! Thanks for sharing such a creative idea 🙂

    I hope you could stop by and link up at my link party still going today 🙂

    http://myricandreasen.blogspot.com/2012/08/happy-passion-parade-everyone-two-weeks.html

    I am now following you through linky tools

    xo
    Myric

  8. Adorable, inexpensive and easy. Even though it was quick it is so very pretty, love how you embellished it! Belated Happy Birthday to Daisy!! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  9. Aren’t you the clever and inspiring gal? Good for you, what a great transformation, love, love it. I can only imagine Daisy loves what the two of you have done in her room and she’ll treasure that memory for rest of her life and want to do that for her daughter some day.
    Do you have a flat sheet you could use to make a bed skirt? Just cut it the length you need for the bed, pleat it or gather it and stick it onto the box springs with Alene’s tape, bang you’ve got a bed skirt.
    If it’s a plain sheet you could stamp something on it to match her room.
    I made a couple when my kids still young and it worked out great, didn’t have the stick tape then, just pinned it to the box spring then lightly basted it. Can take it off to wash then. Actually think the pinning works better when it’s time to take off to wash.

  10. How adorable! I love it! We’d love for you to link this up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/08/riverton-housewives-round-up-30.html

  11. So cute I’m loving this!

  12. Great idea, never would have thought of that – I’ve got a lamp right here on my desk that needs something like that – thanks for the inspiration. Mary

  13. really cute! love that blue dot ribbon and butterfly bling!

    • Debra, Gotta love Hobby Lobby for ribbon! I stock up at the 50% off sales! The “bling” belonged to my grandmother, she loved her jewelry! She had a pin and giant clip on earrings for just about every outfit! Life to the full, Melissa

  14. Your lamp is so sweet and thrifty too! You are so creative!

  15. Thank you so much for sharing this creative idea on Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    Happy Birthday Daisy!

    Jody

  16. I agree – $1 rocks! Her room looks so dang cute!

    Warmly, Michelle

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