Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Saturday, January 26, 2013

Fabric Lampshade in Less Than an Hour

I love little lamps.  I have a stash of them because when I see a cute one at the
thrift store or a yard sale I usually end up buying it.  I just can't help it!
 
These little lamps don't always come with lampshades or the shades that do come
with them are not as cute as they could be. 
 
 
This one had a big stain on it so I decided to see what I could do.
 
I removed the fabric.  Just rip and cut and tear.

 
Then I tore strips of fabric that I thought went well together that I had in my fabric stash.
 
About 11/2ish inches wide.  Did not even measure.
 
 
Tied the strips to the top wire and the bottom wire.

 
Trimmed it up and we're done.  It took less than an hour.
 

On these cold and dreary winter days I like to light little lamps
here and there to cheer up our little house.
 
It does a lot to cheer me up too.
 
 

8 comments:

The Gathering Place said...

I need a fun project to keep me from going crazy during this cold, mucky-air-breathing weather. Your lamps look cute!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That is so cute! What a great idea.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love love love your header. So cottagey cute. That shade is darling and even I could tackle that. I am so not crafty.

Primitive Stars said...

How sweet are those lamps...never saw one before, adorable, Francine.

Lisa said...

That is DARLING! On days like this, i either need a liquor cabinet, or a craft. So thanks to your idea, my soul and sobriety is still in tact. :)

cynthia lee designs said...

Love it...so cute!!
~Cindy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How charming, Mimi...cheery and fun!

Donna said...

How adorable! I love it, Mimi. I, too, like small lamps everywhere in the house. Makes me happy.