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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Romantic Lampshade Restyle and Fabulous Weekend Finds

I just wanted to show you this lampshade that I embellished with this gorgeous silky rose and some velvet vintage ribbon.  When I found this floor lamp, it was dark brown and the shade was a deep red.  I found a replacement shade at a yard sale the next day that fit perfectly, but it was too plain and blah after I had painted the base of the lamp with Old White.
I learned how to make this rose from Carol at The Polka Dot Closet.  I love Carol's blog and I absolutely love this rose that she did a wonderful tutorial on.  You can find the instructions to make these here.
You can see how beautiful this soft romantic lamp looks among rustic and primitive items.  I just love the look.
I also wanted to share these gorgeous signs I found at a flea market this weekend.  They are about 4 feet tall and they were movie props.  I wish I knew which movie they starred in.  Wouldn't they make great shutters?

One last thing before I leave you today.  This weekend is the monthly warehouse sale for the Little French Flea Market.  We'll be open Thursday through Sunday from 9:00 to 4:00.  If you're in the area, please come and see us.
Thanks for stopping by.

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The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Loving that shade and new paint on the base, doesn't Carol have the best tutorials! Your signs are way to cool~~~yes, they would make awesome shutters.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love those signs you found, Maggie! I think I would have to find some place to use them in my own home if it was me. : )

Donna said...

Your lamp is beautiful, Maggie! I love your lampshade, what a great idea to add your gorgeous rose! It turned out great! And I love those Frenchy signs, I hope you are keeping those for yourself!! Sure wish I could attend your sale, best of luck!!

Susie said...

Maggie, the lamp is beautiful. I like the way you did the ribbon on it. xoxo,Susie

Bliss said...

I'm gonna guess one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I have no idea why.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thank you Miss Maggie! Aren't those flowers fun to make! You always inspire me with your creativity


Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

Hi Maggie, I love your lamp shade and WISH I could visit you at the Little French Flea Market. Hope you sell out!! Lynda

Tante Mali said...

Dear Maggy
.... the lamp ist soooo lovely!
all the best from Austria and sunny days

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I can't believe you made that pretty flower, Maggie! I love the vintage signs, too!
Good luck at your sale!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

That lamp shade is lovely! I just picked up my first pair of shutters and am wondering what to do with them!

Debra@CommonGround said...

I'll have to check out that rose diy. It's gorgeous on that shade! great save on the lamp!