Friday, May 6, 2011

Drumroll Please

These past few weeks for me have been unusual. I've had a lot to do. Normally I might only leave the house to pick up the princess from school. It's so irritating when life gets in the way of my crafting!
Anywho, I'm back today, and I made over that thrift store drum shade I told you about earlier. I used stuff I had laying around (which is what I almost always end up doing).
Here it is NOW


Here's what it looked like before



I like how it turned out

Here's the close up



The lamp beneath the shade used to be bronze and I sprayed it white and replaced it's crystals with some I got from the thrift store. I think it's pretty funky, it reminds me a little of a genie's lamp.

I also wanted to share a close up of my curtain fabric with you and my personal decorating philosophy.
 I think every room needs a good dose of quirkiness.

My living room curtains have some hidden fun in them...

...all the people are skeletons.
 This toile is called Midnight Pastoral. I just love it!


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32 comments:

Tiaras & Bow Ties said...

I'be had a few weeks like that...I think I'm a good mom & wife, but MAN I realy HATE when life gets in the way of crafting!
Kim
tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

Karyn said...

Amazing transformation! And the toile; love that from a distance it looks so traditional and then, it's not.

andiejaye said...

that shade is awesome! i love the style of it! well done! i'm following you now :) can't wait to see what else you do. stop by and visit if you have time/want to

andie

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

Gorgeous! i love the rosettes! thanks for sharing ~ stop by and say hi sometime!

eof777 said...

I'm finally catching up on Mel's Fancy Friday Blog Hop and have followed you via GFC.
Happy Mother's Day! :-)
Elizabeth

Stacey said...

Found you after you found me! Your shade is so pretty - I love the green! I love doing lamps - what a difference it makes! Your turned out so nice! Happy crafting!
Stacey of Embracing Change

blesid said...

That toile is so great. Scary great! I agree with you ... every room needs a little bit of the unexpected. Your shade turned out beautifully!!! Happy Mother's Day to you! jules

Terry said...

Love, love, love your lamp! Please come over and link up to my party! You did a fantastic job!

Ashley said...

soo cute

Maranda said...

You are one of the most talented people I know and I'm so proud to say "THIS IS MY BEST FRIEND in the whole world!" Wonderful job and your first feature on top of that...your amazing and that's that. LOVE YOU

B's Mommy said...

Beautiful. Very Chic!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

GORGEOUS, I ADORE IT! Best Burlap lamp makeover ever. winks-jen

sharing this on my C.O.M. FB page

Melissa said...

Thanks for linking up at Fancy Friday! Your lampshade is gorgeous. I'm your newest follower.

www.meldreamsoften.com

Kelly@imperfect homemaking said...

I *LOVE* this! What a beautiful transformation! Great Job :)

Love Sweet Love said...

SO COOL!!! I'm loving burlap right now and it looks awesome on your lampshade! I've got a couple thrift store lampshades sitting in my garage and couldn't quite decide what I wanted to do with them, but I might just have to copy you! :) Following you now!
-Angela

Jennifer said...

LOVE this! I'm going to feature it on my blog for this week's "Featuring You Friday" post. Thanks for sharing!
P.S. I have a Parker too!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

Featuring this on Wednesday ~ come by and grab a button!!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love the shade. My favorite part is the collection of buttons you used for the flower centers. Little details like that are what make a project special! You did a great job on this one!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Absolutely love it!!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Love the transfomation of the shade. How cool is that toile fabric?!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Thank you so much for linking up this great lamp redo post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Katie said...

OMG! I'm so glad I found your blog & this awesome lampshade! I'm a new follower of yours and would love if you'd link up to Sew Woodsy!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

OOOOOHHH, I LOVE the skelly fabric! What a fun twist!! The shade looks great!!

Betsy said...

I adore this ugly duckling lamp makeover. Those rosettes are the best!! I've been looking around your blog....love your latest junkin' finds. I'll be back!
I saw your feature at Boogie Board Cottage.

The Cranky Queen said...

What a great lamp shade! Please, Please, Pretty Please do a tutorial on those flowers! I am your newest follower! You gotta come over and visit me sometimes. Tiffany

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

I saw a pic of this adorable lamp shade on "Cherished Treasures" and had to come leave a comment and then started to look around and had to become a follower...Love it!!! I would love for you to visit me :)

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing at Make Something Mondays!

~ Sarah

Simply Bungalow said...

Beautiful! I love the rosettes.
~Heidi

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Marisa - Your shade is simply fabulous! I am dying over the fabrics - green and black with a touch of skulls! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this. Hope you are having a great week ~ Stephanie Lynn
www.bystephanielynn.com

angelina said...

Stunning lamp. I adore the decorative buttons you added to the rosettes. I have similar ones that I will have to add to my next floral decor project. I found you at Vintage Revivals lamp party.

http://lacreativavida.blogspot.com/

angelina said...

Almost forgot, the skeleton fabric is phenom! I want some of that. I love how traditional it first looks but is actually something else all together.

http://lacreativavida.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful lamp, eh. Love the flowers and the design. So crafty and creative.


Cheers,
Cathy@embroidery digitizing service

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