A romantic pair lights up our life!

February 13th, 2009 in member junk     
Faeryhollow Faeryhollow, member
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Id intended to cover the shades with fabric, but decided to do a temporary fix with the wrapping paper. Its been temporary for about 6-8 years!
I love the glow through the roses when the lamps are lit. We use CFL bulbs so the shades never get hot.
The rose finials came from a lamp shop, and cost more than the lamps, but I loved the finishing touch they added.

My JH spotted these charming 40's lamps at a thrift store in Charleston, and knew I'd love them. We quickly snatched them up for $25 for the pair. I made the lampshades out of heavy rose-themed wrapping paper, sprayed with poly for protection, and added the gimp and tassel trim.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, living room, traditional, lamp

Comments (5)

junqtiquer2u writes: Absolutely Awesome!!! Love the paper shade trick!!! Gives me an idea for an ugly shade my friend has on a beautiful base!!!! You go Junker!!!!! Posted: 9:36 pm on February 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Beautiful. Beautiful. I'm amazed at how wonderful the shades look.

Thanks for sharing!
Candy Posted: 9:16 am on February 14th
SeaGlassLady writes: Lovely, and romantic...and the temporary fix looks perfect! Posted: 10:57 pm on February 13th
irishrovr writes: These are lovely! The paper shades go with them perfectly!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 9:26 pm on February 13th
grannijo writes: Love the lamps...shades are really cool...roses are my thing along with many many other things...lol..sharon Posted: 9:26 pm on February 13th
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