Monday, April 26, 2010

Still No Money, So More Lampshades!

 

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In keeping with my, no money, use what you have to spruce up the house.  I decided to tackle these two lampshades. 

I picked up these lamps back in November at an estate sale for $3.00 for the pair.  I really love milk glass and wanted to get some lamps for the buffet to brighten up the dining room . 

While I hated the shades on these since I bought them, the price was right and they match so I kept them. 

So I have been on the lookout for inspiration to figure out how to cover these up on the cheap!

Well I found the inspiration I needed over at Miss Mustard Seed's in this post.

While I liked Miss Mustard Seed's lamp, I also saw a candle somewhere out in real life that was similar that I also liked so I changed mine up a little.

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Here is a close up of my original shade.  It is is structurally sound, but yellowed and not in a vintage way in an old yucky way.

So my first job was to take off the band.  I did that with  the steam of my iron just like Sherry from Creations from My Heart says to do in this post. 

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It then looked like this.  You can see better just how yellowed this was.

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I then grabbed my vintage sheet music.  I got this last summer at an estate sale, I bought 5 books just like this for .50 cents for all five.  This is the only one that I have used so far and I still have tons of pages left!

I cut the pages in various sizes and distressed the edges with my distress ink.014

 

On some of the pieces I added some stamps.  This one and a vintage style skeleton key.

I also added some vintage lace and some vintage doilies. 

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My 5 year old son helped with this one while I wasn't looking, and I used it.

After using my handy dandy decoupage finish that I bought literally 5 years ago or more(this project finally finished it off), I added my trim that  I talked about here. 

So are you ready here they are!!!!!!

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I am linking up to:

 Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.9 at costal charm

 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/

Toot Your Horn Tuesday At a Silly Little Sparrow

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Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays at New Nostalgia

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Gettin Crafty on Hump Day @Nikki's Nifty Knacks

9 comments:

  1. Just lovely! Love how they went from boring to so very interesting! Great job!
    Stopping by from NTT.
    *hugs*deb

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  2. very unique! it caught the eye of my music lover daughter, she loves it.
    Thanks for linking up to 'AP Tuesdays"
    Will you do me a favor and link it up under the "craft" link? I am trying something new this week, I have 2 links available on one page...just scroll down a bit more and you will find the one I am talking about. My post explains why..
    Hope to see you next week!

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  3. Coming over from NTT...your lampshades came out great. I like that you added the texture of doilies!! The back center plate caught my eye - My mother has bowls from that set (white translucent milk glass with hand painted d flowers) - made me smile when I saw them!

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  4. I LOVE this!!!!!!!!! So cute! I found you at the Trash to Treasure linky party.

    I'm having a new linky party tomorrow and I'd LOVEEEEEEEEEE for you to link this up
    www.nikkisniftyknacks.blogspot.com

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  5. Boy, can I relate to this! I grew up 1 of 7 children and know all about trying to make a house look good with no money! It was great preparation for when I got older though, and now have my own little home. I'm a stay-at-home mom and trying to make ends meet in this day on one income is a full-time job in itself. Congratulations on making it work. You're doing a great job!

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  6. Awesome ideas, and they look outstanding! Thanks for coming to NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...hope you had a great time:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. Thanks so much for linking up!!! :)

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  8. Hey thanks for a great idea.....I found a box of sheet music in the garage when I was cleaning it out.

    great job

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