I am getting so many things crossed off of my list this week. You wouldn’t know it by looking at my apartment, though, which is ever more dwarfed by two growing piles — one earmarked for the Newgard neighborhood sale and one for the Vintage Bazaar. In addition to going through all the nooks and crannies of my apartment, looking for things to get rid of, I’m also slowly but surely working through my list of projects. So, without further ado, take a gander at my repurposed lampshades. I’m a little worried about a vintage lamp in a nursery but I plan on putting a warning tag on it: “Do not leave on unattended!” That’ll work, right? This fabric was kind of a nubby, wooly barkcloth, very textured, and it really lent itself to the re-covering process. I’m proud of this one in particular because I had to replace the part at the top of the lamp by myself. Now I will feel compelled to leave it on overnight to make sure it doesn’t explode. I would rather burn down my house than someone else’s. I thought the mid-century barkcloth print was a good match for this space-age looking floor lamp. I like the way this turned out. I have step-by-step instructions on how to recover lampshades that Justin is going to copy over to my website. I’m too lazy to do it. Once you’ve done it once or twice, it really is pretty easy, and can make SUCH a difference in a room, depending on the size of the lampshade. These will be on sale a the Vintage Bazaar, which is right around the corner! Cripes!

July 22, 2010 - 2:55 pm

janie hightower I LOVE all these shades! You did a really good job on them. If you offered to give me one, I don’t believe I could decide which one! I love the gray background with the metal frame.. perfect!
By the way, your blog doesn’t like me. I usually have to hit “add a comment” at least twice to get it to let me on.

July 24, 2010 - 12:26 am

Leilani I love that last lamp! The fabric choice works really well with the shape of the base. When is the neighborhood sale by the way? I’ve been excited about it… though I’m afraid it will be rained out!