shabby shades from 70s beaded dress sleeves

April 20th, 2009 in member junk     
TroyRash TroyRash, member
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sleeve of a 70s era beaded chiffon evening dress.
vintage bell shape chandelier shade frame - stripped of previous covering.
one completed shade - trimmed with tea dyed chiffon trim
pair of completed shades
closeup of detail work of beading
sleeve of a 70s era beaded chiffon evening dress.

sleeve of a 70s era beaded chiffon evening dress.

i hung onto this vintage dress for the longest time - it was an empire waisted dress with bead work on the bodice and sleeves and a ribbon at the high waist. i had used the bodice portion for another lampshade project some years ago and had hung onto the sleeves knowing i would also use them for shades. i found a pair of shades that needed to be redone and stripped them of their covering and covered each with a sleeve. i manuevered and positioned the beading so it was highlighted to it's best advantage. i sewed each onto the frame by hand, but suppose you could use glue. i then trimmed each at the top and bottom with trim i purchased at walmart that i tea dyed and splattered. the trim was also sewn to the shade by hand. i left the shades unlined and they cast a very soft romantic glow. the chiffon is a very soft and faded butterscotch color.

posted in: member junk, vintage, eclectic, bedroom, bathroom, fabric, lamp, gold-metallic, lampshade, beaded, shabby, chiffon, recycle, 70s dress, romantic, faded, french, paris

Comments (15)

pofolksdecorator1 writes: Hi Troy,
GORGEOUS LAMPS> GREAT THINKING> Annie Posted: 2:59 pm on April 8th
EddieRoss writes: Great Post! Love the lampshade!!

I would also love your support on the ELLE DECOR window that I decorated for the Big Window Challenge this year. As we all know, AT doesn't make it easy, but you can vote TWICE a day. Once online & the other by texting "1" to 89800.

Your support means the world to me!!

Eddie Posted: 9:32 am on January 22nd
annieaudrey writes: What can i say except "WOW, WOW, WOW" You rocked this one! Posted: 4:02 pm on April 24th
junkermidge writes: Those are really cool. A lot of detail work there and the result looks flawless. Welcome aboard!
Midge Posted: 9:16 pm on April 22nd
georgiamoon writes: Troy I think you made this project sound more simple to execute than it really is. You did an exceptional job and I know first hand how hard it is to do...I've tried...and my results were not ANYTHING like this. Really fantastic, Georgia Posted: 5:40 pm on April 22nd
TroyRash writes: thank ya'll so much for the comments and the welcome - love this place - and am so excited to share -

Posted: 7:06 am on April 22nd
MimiToria writes: Love what you designed here. It is very elegant, classy and love the neutral coloring of the vintage fabric. Love it!
Gretchen Posted: 8:39 pm on April 21st
grammie25 writes: Troy, you have found your gift. What a stunning idea. Just love it. By the way, welcome.
Karen Posted: 6:51 pm on April 21st
shabbychick writes: Your lampshades turned out so beautiful - love all the vintage elements you used! Very nice!

Welcome to JunkMarketStyle - so glad you're sharing your projects with us!

Kathy Posted: 12:55 pm on April 21st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What beautiful detailing! I don't think I welcomed you in your last post but wanted to do so. You definitely have a talent. Would love to see more.


Posted: 12:03 pm on April 21st
fellowjunker writes: Gorgeous...........I love that you saved this beautiful dress and re-used it to create these stunning shades.
xojanis Posted: 11:26 am on April 21st
whiteflower writes: These are simply beautiful. Such a soft and romantic look, with the perfect amount of embellishment. Great style! Lori Posted: 8:41 am on April 21st
suewhitney writes: Wow, nice work! Very fancy, very pretty. I love employing vintage clothing in junk projects. Way to go!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:34 am on April 21st
monakent writes: LOVE your shades. Such talent, such creativity. Can't wait to see what you do next!!! gailmarie, bfa
Posted: 11:42 pm on April 20th
alicemom writes: Love it! Such a funky fun look.
Smiles, Alice Posted: 11:26 pm on April 20th
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