Amy from Stow and Tell U was one of my first blogging buddies. We have both grown a lot since we started and I am always so impressed with her originality and creativity. Her post today is one of my favorites she has done, so make sure you head on over to her site and give her some love!
Hi my name is Amy, and I blog over at StowandTellU. I’m so excited to be here today while Shanna is soaking up the sites and sun on her cruise. Okay, I admit, I’m a little envious as the cold beats down on the Midwest. But honestly I’m hoping that Shanna and her family are having a fabulous time … and… I’m looking forward to her tall (and humorous) tales of adventure upon return.
I took a little trip myself last spring, to Kentucky (I know, it’s not nearly as exotic as a cruise). While there, I picked up a pair of black and white vintage, textured lamps that I just fell head-over-heels for.
Needless to say, the lamp shades were very, very different… from the lamps they were on anyway. But they matched in proportion so well, that I decided to do my best to salvage and re-vamp these “very different” looking lamp shades, and Shanna actually helped!
By way of her Ruffled Lamp Shade Tutorial, that is because I followed her directions to re-vamp these lamp shades with ruffled trim.
Of course, first I had to remove the original ruffles, repair the shades with glue and then paint them black.
When I was done, the trim appeared too large at first, so I dabbed a bit more hot glue in the center of each circle and scrunched it down some more until it was size proportionate to the shade and lamp.
Were those the originals shades? I don’t know, but whether blue and pink or black and white, I thought the ruffled-trim look had to stay.
Thank you, Shanna for having me over today. I hope you are having a safe and delightful trip!