Sunday, April 25, 2010

A "New" Lamp Shade or What You Do When You Have No Money!


024I was unable to go out to any yard sales this weekend due to the fact that I have noooooo money.  We just found out that we have to get the antifreeze line replaced in our truck and it can only be done at the dealership:(  Our car insurance is due and we had spring break last week so I lost a weeks pay.  But no matter, there is always next week!


So this week I got to work doing some projects  that used stuff that I already had around the house. 

So you may remember this lamp from this post.

Loved the lamp but the shade needed a lil sumthin'-sumthin'. 

So while looking at the other projects that were on the link parties that I participated in yesterday.  I found a wonderful blog Creations from My Heart.  I loved her project that she had linked up and decided to browse through her older posts.  Well she is soooo creative, I just love her posts. 

Anyway back to the lamp shade.  I new I wanted to do something it looked so bor-ing , but I wasn't sure what till.......I found this wonderful tutorial.

I knew when I saw this that it would be the perfect use for the Toile fabric that you may remember from here.

So I rummaged through my supplies and found some wonderful trim that I bought at Jo-Ann's back in October for .25 and .50 cents a yard!!!!

Well I won't bore you with all the details because Sherry's tutorial says it all!!!!

So with out further ado her she (yes my lamp is a girl) is!!! 




I so Love it!!!!

Well I can't wait to torture myself seeing all the treasures that everyone else scored this weekend!

So tell me are you putting all your treasures to use?

I am linking up to:

Permanent link to Thrifty Treasures with Rhonda over at Southern Hospitality

Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The house in the roses

Metamorphosis Monday!  at Between Naps on the Porch DIY Show Off The DIY Show Off The DIY Show Off


  1. It's definitely way prettier. You did a fab job on it. I love it.

  2. So very beautiful transformation!!! Great job.


  3. Just discovered your blog - great job! Actually you did a FANTASTIC job since you had to worm it in with taking care of 7 kids too! (I read your profile!) Good for you for having the energy to not only make the lampshade, but to blog also. Can I have some of your energy?? :)
    Best regards,

  4. love the lamp shade.. black toile is just perfect for your lamp..

  5. Oh, your lamp shade is gorgeous! I love the toile and what a great job you did. Your vignette is lovely!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Beautiful! Bless you and yours as well as the cottage you live in. Happy "SOYCM"...


  7. Love the black and white toile and trim combo. Very nice job. I also suffer from "notalotta" money syndrome, which makes thrifty cleverness even more appealing. Love your blog!

  8. Gorgeous!!! Love the projects where you don't spend any money!!

  9. Nice job! Dropping by from BNOTP, #7.


  10. Your lamp shade is absolutely gorgeous!!

  11. That turned out gorgeous!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  12. I love that idea, it came out really nice. I am new to blogging, come and check out how I made a lamp. I love lamps but they are so expensive so I try to make or redo ones I find,

  13. Too Pretty!!

    I love the vintage look of it. =)

    Found you through DIY Show off, now following.


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