Cheri Peoples

“How to Recover a lampshade” Tutorial Its So Very Creative

by CHERI on March 28, 2010

Mcklinky party is at the end of this post.

I did a Blog Swap and showed how to recover a Lampshade

You can click on that link to see the entire Tutorial.

I THOUGHT I had rolled the lampshade all the way around but when I started applying it –with the adhesive already on it. I got around to the front and my material was a little short. This is where the plan changed for my lampshade.
I cut a couple of extra pieces and added them in, then sewed on some buttons.
I measured around the bottom of the lampshade and then multiplied that number by 4 and ripped strips of material 3 inches wide. I sewed them all together and then ran a thread up the middle and gathered it all up.
I attached it around the bottom. then ripped a little more material and made a double bow.

HELP–I don’t like the ruffle–too cutesy for me.

I originally was going to add an iron on graphic of an old postcard and have the address be


so now I am thinking about taking the ruffle off and making the buttons be the back of the lamps shade and add the iron on to the front

What do you think?

The other thing I was going to do was add a cool chandelier on the other side of the post card–chandelier–lamp— but I can’t find a cool one I like in free photo stuff, if you have used one let me  know where you found yours.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mary March 29, 2010 at 1:55 am

Cheri the lamp shade is so cute!!

Thanks for another party this week!

2 Amanda March 29, 2010 at 7:10 am

it’s adorable! Perfect save with the buttons, love it!

3 somedaycrafts March 29, 2010 at 9:47 am

Cheri, That lamp is SO CUTE!!! The button are perfect. The extra strips look great. I like the ruffles! You are way to creative!

4 Sweet Little Smoothie March 29, 2010 at 11:59 am

I love this lamp! I think the postcard would look fantastic, but I also like the ruffle. My living room lamps could use a little rehab and this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing!!

5 Hanneke Nelson March 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Hi Cheri! Don’t fall off your chair now, but I actually managed to start and finish a project, write a tutorial, post it on my (other crafty) blog and link up. Aren’t you proud of me?

One thing: I am having trouble with your buttons. The Creative Monday one I cannot post, the code is broken. The general one looks much different on my blog than on yours and there is code in it. I deleted that and went with the old fashioned link. I’d love to replace it with a button, though. Looks much nicer.

Have a good week!

6 Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh Make Something March 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I like the ruffle… and the buttons are my favorite part! Thanks for a great party!

7 Alison March 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I just found your blog and linked up. Thanks for hosting… and ADORABLE lamp shade. WOW

8 Barbara March 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I tried 2 times to take your button & put on my sidebar but my blogger says it won’t take it. I have a lot of others on there so I don’t know why it won’t work. A person 2 ahead of me says on her comment she was having trouble with the button don’t know??? Anyway thanks for hosting..I’m new at this but having a great time! I even want to have a link party at my blog as soon as someone will help me out to know how to do it..If you can help I’d sure appreciate it. I think it’s so great everybody in our little “link” community is so willing to help everybody ..Isn’t that the way it’s suppose to be?? Glad I found all of you links out there…Anyway…I’m now a follower of yours.. I hope you will go to
& find some ideas that might inspire you & your family/Home. I hope you will follow me too. I just finished 4 Kitchen Chairs for $1.25 ea. with black & white polka dots fabric..then 4 stools..a hutch..a table runner, apron,..& napkin holder..I couldn’t stop! Ha! Ha! Anyway I have aprons, bows, vinyl lettering, one-painting, jewelry & Lots of leave me a comment if you would & tell me what you think..Have a great day! Barb

9 Sonny March 29, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Love what you did with the lamo.. I think the addition of the buttons is perfect. I’m not much into ruffles but your’s are overwhelming. Really like the postcard or some other art idea. Thanks for hosting this party.
Maybe one of these days I’ll complete a project and can participate too.

10 jenjen March 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

I think it’s very cute Cheri! You did a great job!


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