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Topic: From Skirt to New Lamp Shade  (Read 1489 times)
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« on: April 28, 2010 04:59:26 PM »

Okay so you know how it is, you walk into a thrift shop and you love the print of some shirt or skirt and you have to buy it even if it doesn't fit you.  That's what happened here.  I saw a skirt and didn't even look at the size.  I just snatched it up and practically skipped to the register.  When I got home I realized that it was WAY to big for me.  So big in fact that resizing it to fit me would have been impossible.  A little bummed but not terribly discouraged I sat it aside for another day.  A couple of months later, while working on my daughters new room, I had an epiphany!  She needed a new lamp and being the hoarder that I am I had this great retro black and white lamp that went great with her purple/black/white theme.  Only problem was the shade was an old fiberglass shade that was creased when my husband squished it. 

This is a similar shade but in much better condition.

Since the skirt that I picked up was so big and the perfect color I decided to use it to cover the old shade. I forgot to take a before picture but here is what is left of the skirt afterwards.

And finally, after cutting and sewing the skirt onto the old shade, a lamp worthy of my daughters new room!

I have to admit, I almost kept it for myself.  But being the loving, selfless mother that I am I rewired the lamp and placed it in my daughters room.  She was very happy.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010 08:16:10 PM »

Very cool! And you must be selfless, to give it up!  Wink
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010 04:40:31 PM »

im so recovering my lamp shade tonight!
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