June 7, 2011

Teen Room Redo Part 1: Prettified Lamp Shade


This week I'm going to do a series of posts of craftsy stuff I did when I redid my oldest daughter's bedroom :) She was turning 13 and I decided early on that for her big gift I was going to redo her room in a style much more HER.

I decided to go with a Hot Pink/Black/White color scheme with a PARIS theme. She dreams of becoming a fashion designer and going to school in Paris :)

So this will be part one is a many parted series LOL

Part 1: Plain Thrift Store Lamp Shade to Pretty Rosette Lamp Shade!

I scored this sweet little lamp at the thrift store for $3.00!!!! It was a little dusty and a little plain, but I fixed all that :)

1) Remove lamp shade. lol

2. I cut a BUNCH of strips of fabric about 2.5" wide and 25" long - this measurement is just what I did. You can totally customize it depending on the size of rosettes you're looking for.

I cut a LOT of strips. All of the fabric I had left actually. I had intended to cover the shade with rosettes but ran out of fabric!

3. Roll Rosettes. Have your glue gun ready. Take a strip in hand and holding one side, start twisting the strip.

Then twist the strip around itself. For a better rosette tutorial, see this post.

4. I hot glued rosette directly to the lamp shade.

5. Repeat until you either run out of fabric or run out of patience ... or both like me ;)

I ended up being glad I only did the two rows. I think with the size of the rosettes it would have been too much to do the whole thing. It came out SOOOO pretty though! Not bad for a $3.00 lamp and about $1.00 worth of left over material :D

And here it is in a little preview of the final reveal! Isn't it PRETTY?!

Stay tuned for Part 2: Super Easy Pillow Covers!

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10 comments:

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

I LOVE THIS! It turned out so pretty! I need to get working on one of these for my little girl's room!

Chef in Training said...

This is SO cute! I love it! You did a great job! I found your blog through a link party and i LOVE it! I love making new blog friends! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

meg + andy said...

Beautiful! and great tutorial too!

Ginger said...

Following you from Sugar Bee Crafts. So pretty! :) Would love to have you link it up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now on my blog. :)

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

The One Stop Baby Shop said...

Oh my heck! How CUTE is this!? I LOVE this tutorial and I'm going to have to try this out! I'm your newest follower:) THANK YOU for sharing, I saw your link up over at Handy Man, Crafty Woman! Great job! You can find me here:
http://onestopbabygifts.blogspot.com

Cheers!
Lilli

Pink Stitches said...

LOVE this!! I featured you today on my blog. Great job and thanks for sharing :)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Very pretty! Thanks for stopping by to add this to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Hello, I featured this on our blog party this week! come on over and grab an "I've been featured" button if you'd like.

Katherines Corner said...

so cute. Love the color choice too. Hugs

Kristen @ Titus 2 Work in Progress said...

I love it! I upcycled an old lamp and added rosettes. I posted it on my blog and linked back to your instructions. Just wanted to share it with you! http://titus2workinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/10/rosette-lamp.html