Once again, blogland has inspired me. Someone who thinks out of my box, put lace on a lampshade, and I have lots of my Grandmother's lace and a ghastly coloured lampshade that desperately needs an update.
The lamp used to be in the dining-room.
Love the mirrored base, hate the colour of the shade when the light is on.
I made a new lamp for the dining-room (see below) and this one went to the mini guest room.
After some considerable time (months and months), I finally ripped the fabric off the shade.
I fixed it.
Taped up the nice shiny central section, and sprayed the rest white.
I looked through my lace, tried a few things, and settled on this.
I don't think my Grandmother made it, but I'm not sure, there's no-one left to ask now. Anyway, it's been sat in a box of mine for over 25 years, so I think it's about time I used it, as it's too lovely to sit in a box any longer.
Luckily there was 6 1/2 metres, so I didn't have to cut it, I just kept wrapping it round, using a little hot glue, so that it didn't slip.
I added detail, with a tiny bit of ribbon and a couple of buttons.
I made sure that everything looked straight at the front, and that the scallops looked good at the bottom.
I think it works perfectly, in my little corner of the mini guest room. You can just see a bit of the pelmet, that I made here.
It sits under my little shelf unit (full of treasured items), that I made here, and a cross-stitch of a pear.
A photo of my parents wedding and my Grandfather, Mother and Uncle in the sea somewhere. I re-gilded and aged these frames years ago as they were bright shiny gold.
I love my little corner with the lace lamp. I hope my Grandmother would like it too, and wouldn't mind the way I used her lace.
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