Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend!
I got a lot of work finished on my projects, and to prove it, I once again have sanded off all the skin on my thumb and I have a huge burn blister on my left pointer finger from the glue gun.
What can I say? I live a life of danger.
The child that wishes to remain anonymous and I spent a big chunk of the weekend on today’s project.
Remember this great old lamp I got at Goodwill awhile back? It was great except it was filthy and needed some polishing up.
Here is my Ruffled Lamp Shade Tutorial:
So I shined it up and added some antique gold Rub-n-Buff to some areas that wouldn’t shine up.
Next I needed a lamp shade. I had an old one down in the basement, but I couldn’t leave it as it was — it was too boring and it looked too new with the age of the lamp.
I needed a way to camouflage it.
I saw a ruffled lampshade in BH&G and thought I could pull it off myself. I went to Lowe’s and bought a big canvas drop cloth.
I cut out circles. A LOT of circles.
Gracie was helping.
A quick word about these circles … this is the most time-consuming step.
Once they’re cut, and you have a stack of circles, next you fold them in half.
Then into quarters.
If you remember, these are the same steps I used to make the Felt Wreath.
Next you use your hot glue gun and randomly start gluing them onto the shade. I would place some vertically and some horizontally just to get a better texture.
This also takes a while to do (and pay attention to what you’re doing and try not to watch Ryan Seacrest interviewing the Kardashians or you could burn the ever-lovin’ crap out of your finger. Just sayin. It could happen).
Now this is a pretty easy project. It is just time consuming. You could stretch this over a couple of days to complete.
This is the finished project!
I was really happy with the way it turned out.
Joy Willson says
Amazing! !! Thanks!
Thanks Joy! Love ya!
WOW! That’s really neat! Love it!
Thank you Miss Judi! Have a great week!
Lisa Bell says
Perfect and beautiful!
Nice to see someone else admit they watch the Kardashians even if it is just an interview :-). I love the lamp shade and what a great how-to!
when I read the word “ruffled”, I almost didn’t look further and now I am thrilled that I did. This is such a great creation and would buy it in a heartbeat if I saw it in a nearby store to Milwaukee.
How nice! Thank you so much Diane!
SO cute! It turned out adorable, great job!
Thanks Miss Bethany!
I need to cover an old lamp shade and this would be perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.
Glad I could help Nancy! Thanks for stopping by!
Gorgeous lampshade! I think the lampshade goes really well with the base of the lamp. Great job! I’m pinning it!
Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
You rock T’onna! Thanks so much!
Ana Lopes says
Amazing work!!! Love all details! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
Thanks so much Ana! I am coming to check you out now! Oh, that sounded kind of bad, but you know what I mean!
That is adorable!! I would love for you to link up at my party SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!! Just follow the link….http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/04/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-29.html.
That is just so fabulous! Great job.
Wow, that’s a lot of work! 🙂 Great effect on the lampshade. I’m glad you entered One Crafty Contest; good luck!
Miss Kitty says
This is so darn cute! I have a question…do you glue the point to the shade? Does the fabric stay folded? I looked at the wreath tutorial where you used pins but I couldn’t really tell from that either. Thanks. I saw your post over at “No Minimalist Here” blog party.
This is so beautiful! Pinning. Thank you for sharing on Fluster’s Creative Muster Party!
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
You lamp shade is a little fluffy work of art… and love! Thanks for the easy tutorial. It’s just so dreamy!!!! I have a lampshade and the perfect room to put this in. I’ll be making one too. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS.
Really lovely and lush, and looks very high end! My question is, does the hot glue melt when the light bulb heats up? I’ve wanted to try this, but hesitated because of the hot glue! Thanks for any insights! Have a good weekend!
Peggy~PJH Designs says
Your lamp turned out gorgeous! It looks like something from the Anthropologie catalog. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial on Transformed Tuesday.
Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds says
Oh my gosh Shanna I love this lamp but especially the shade. You did a fabulous job! Thanks for linking up and GOOD LUCK in the contest! 🙂 XOXO
I love the lamp, and the shade goes perfectly with it!
Rhonda ~ Ramblings of a Southern Girl says
So pretty!!! Love it, well worth the time spent! Will have to try my hand at one! 🙂
Kristy O says
I love this lampshade. Such a soft approach to a lamp shade with a great use of texture.
Kristy @ 3 Peppers Recipes
How pretty! That came out so nice and so different!
Thank you for the tutorial 🙂
I love your lampshade! Enjoy your weekend.
Hello. Visiting from Crationary.
I love it. I found a very similar lamp at the thrift store but the shade was damaged. Now I know what to do thanks to you. Stop by for visit at my site. I am at http://lovinlife1dayatatime.blogspot.com/.
Stunning, worth the time and effort!
Visiting from the hop and your gorgeous lamp just drew me in. It is so unique and special, so worth each and every burn!
I’d love to have you share it with us at our linky party. It’s gorgeous!
It turned out beautiful!
Thank you Margo!
Hani Shabbir says
The ruffles on the lamp look so cool!
Thanks so much Hani!
Jann Olson says
Sorry that you wounded yourself living a life of danger, but girl it was so worth it. I love this! I bought an old hobnail lamp at a thrift store in ID and have been trying to decide what to do for the shade. It needed a makeover badly. Well, now I know what I will be doing. Thanks so much for sharing this with SYC.
Thank you so much Miss Jann!
Jann Olson says
Hi, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring your darling shade at Share Your Cup.
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
Great job. The lampshade is gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!
BTW…love the name. It is a lot like one I hold dear to my heart 🙂 How do you pronounce yours?
Thanks Shannah! The first a is like in apple. My whole life I have had it pronounced like Shawna or they call me Shanea or Shannon. I’ll pretty much answer to anything anymore lol! How about you?
Soo pretty! Thanks so much for linking up on Made in a Day last week!
Congrats! You are being featured tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up last week!
You’re awesome Kim! Thank you so much!
oh my goodness, this is incredible. so much work, but it’s so worth the fabulous look!
Thank you so much Debra!
This is just the cutest project! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome tutorial. I am featuring at my party today 🙂
Thanks for the great idea. I like the way it turned out. going to do this in my sewing area on my lamp ( shade very stained.
Instead of using drop cloth going to try and use other fabric since large shade using colors to go with the lamp.
It is great when you can take from what someone else does and make it using same idea but with different material.
Your welcome Ro! Good luck to you!
Shanna, this is so pretty! I have a little die cut machine and a circles die that would have cut all those circles out for you in no time!!! 🙂
Hi Shanna: I love this lampshade and it reminds me of one I saw on Joss & Main for more than $200.00 yesterday! I am confused about glueing thefabric on. Horizontal and Vertical? Did you glue the fold to the lampshade and then the tip where the folds meet? I can’t picture this and apparently need new glasses because I can’t make it out on the photo. Could you expand on the “how to place” portion of the process?
Thanks for your time.
Natalie@NorthShore Days says
Oh my goodness I just love this lamp makeover! Wow!!!
Thank you for linking up to the Its a Steal link party – Nat
I love this…..man o’ man when you said lots of circles you were not kidding lol. I spent two days doing this but well worth it 🙂 Thank you
Thank you Amanda! Oh yes! I remember cutting until I thought my fingers were bruised! I’m sure your looks great!