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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fashion Lampshade Cover

Thursday while out shopping  for clothes with my daughter Cherise for her birthday, I was stopped in my tracks as I zero-ed in on all the  frilly, ruffled and lacey skirts and blouses out in the mall right now. I've always noticed how fashion and decorating trends seem to coincide with each other but this time it really hit me as I took in all the racks and rows of pretty clothes. Then one skirt imparticular kept speaking to me, it was the softest mocha pink color with tiers of whispy ruffles . I just was so attracted to it, and I knew that I would not be caught dead wearing it, but I had to have it! Then the idea came to me to make a lampshade cover out of it. The cost was only 15.00 dollors and I could not have been more excited to get home and put it on my lamp and decorate it with a rose like an old prom dress.

18 comments:

  1. Brilliant! It looks so lovely - perfect for you, Christie!

    xo
    Claudia

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  2. WOW Christie! How absolutely Fabulous that lamp shade is. I don't think I would have ever thought to do something like that...what a very creative mind you have!! Now ya got me thinking, lol! Happy Easter to you and your family!! Warmest always, Brenda

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  3. Hi Christie,
    Okay girlie ... LoVin' this whole idea !! I could go crazy !! I too, LoVe anything PiNk, rosey and RuFFleS .. Ohh my !! Looks Favulous on that lamp shade !! christie, I'm soo dyin' to see pics of your rooms .. You're killin' us with anticipation .. Can't wait to see what you have done !! here's wishing you and yours a wonderfully blessed Easter ~
    hugs ~tea~xo

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  4. See, another one of your MANY talents! I like the way your creativity is exploding all over the place these days!
    Take care, Sue

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  5. Oh, so pretty and girly, Christie! Love it! Wishing you and your family a Very Happy Easter.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. Hi Christie!! I love it! Sooo beautiful! I got the frilly bug too when I saw a French Ballet film last week and did the same to my old studio stool. I love all the ruffles and how inspiring it is..ok my next project ha! A very Happy Easter to you and yours!

    xo Molly

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  7. Very beautiful lampshade cover. You are very creative. I don't have a talent for sewing so this would definitely be something I could do.

    Thank you
    Rebecca

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  8. Very nice... I have seen something like this b4, but not this GORGEOUS WOW! good eye girlie, I am loving it.

    Smiles,
    Sheila

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  9. Soooo beautiful Christie!! Looking forward to many more wonderful pictures! Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  10. Totally beautiful my friend, just as you are!
    Have a lovely Easter!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  11. What a great idea--it turned out fabulous!!
    Jeantte

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  12. I was shopping with my daughter, trying to, well begging her to get some of those skirts...she says...they are to short..what a good girl..well I kept thinking like you, what can I make..I wanted to make curtains..love your lampshade...hope you have a wonderful Easter!!!!

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  13. The shade is lovely - I guess now I am off to the mall in search of my own frilly skirt for a lamp in desperate need of a new shade. Thanks for such a creative idea!!

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  14. This turned out beautiful! Love it!

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  15. This is just the coolest! I've seen so many cute skirts too like these, but would never be caught alive in one..
    What a creative idea Christie..
    I'm off to the mall!
    Jo-Anne

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  16. I can't stop staring at that shade! Now I can't wait to see what you do with the little needlepoint stool! Next time I am out shopping, I will have to keep an open mind and EYE!
    -nanc

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