embroidered floral silk shade ..

January 21st, 2010 in member junk     
TroyRash TroyRash, member
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close-up detail of the finished shade ..
the shade prior to being redone ..
the finished shade and lamp to go with it ..
side view of completed project
close-up side view of finished shade ..
close-up detail of the finished shade ..

close-up detail of the finished shade ..

i totally enjoy finding the perfect shade to go with a lamp .. when i can't find one, sometimes i will make one .. i had a great little stick lamp .. and had a shade with a great shape, but it didn't seem to 'say anything' to me .. so i located a piece of vintage embroidered silk that i knew had to recover the shade for this lamp .. i washed the fabric to help give it an aged, puckered appearance .. once i had the shade covered .. i then decided to ruffle the trim .. but i chose to leave the edges raw .. i think it adds to the look .. here is the f inished look and i am so pleased with it ..

Pattern or design used: My own design - Junk Exchange
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Comments (7)

shabbychick writes: Very sweet - I love your fabric choice and the rough edges are perfect!

Kathy Posted: 8:34 pm on February 7th
junkermidge writes: Ooooo, I really like what you did with that shade!
Midge Posted: 8:59 pm on January 29th
suewhitney writes: Wow....fancy and fabulous!! Love your fabric choice and your beautiful detailing.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:47 am on January 22nd
MakinItHappen writes: Your shades are the best! I love em. I always look for the perfect shade, too, but haven't had the courage to do this. Posted: 8:40 pm on January 21st
alicemom writes: Troy,
So glad you were home still! Love the shade you did a great job! The ruffle really adds as well as the washed silk.
smiles, alice Posted: 5:49 pm on January 21st
itsnotjunk2me writes: Troy...great idea using the vintage silk as it really completes the look with the style of lamp. The raw-edged ruffle is perfect.

I "spy" a vintage suitcase being used on your worktable! They must be a staple for junkmasters since so many of us on JMS swoon over them (as well as use them) Love the design of yours.

~judi ;) Posted: 1:51 pm on January 21st
RustyDiva writes: Great job Troy. Love the fabric you chose! Posted: 1:48 pm on January 21st
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