Monday, October 1, 2012

What goes around comes around.......

I had the pleasure of working with some pretty fabrics from my stash last week to up-cycle this thrifted lamp for a very good friend and neighbour last week.  She has been a very supportive friend to me in these past months, and has the ability to make me smile and laugh when I need to and always comes out with the wisest of words to uplift my spirit. 

Re-cycled lamp
The lamp is for her daughters room who just happens to be a very good friend of my youngest daughter. For her birthday 2 years ago I made her this cushion so we used similar fabrics and colours for the shade.

Re-cycled lamp
The fabrics are mostly Heather Bailey because like me my friend has good taste in fabrics :-)

Re-cycled lamp Re-cycled lamp
She painted the base white which I think makes the pretty fabrics in the shade stand out well and don't you just love that beautiful mirror hanging above the drawers.

12 comments:

Julie said...

The shade looks great. Hope the school holidays go well for you and your girls, and you get lots of sewing done.

Sue SA said...

Lampshade looks gorgous, very impressed you made this yourself. I need a new cover on mine, but been putting it off...you have inspired me to give it a go! Did you follow a tute?

Jo said...

Its good to have friends that know what you need and when to give a helping hand, and even better to be able to repay a little creating fantastic things like the lamp. x x

Michele Pacey said...

such a pretty lamp shade re-vamp. you are so kind to do this for your friend Catherine.

Wendy said...

gorgeous! I so want one!

Katy Cameron said...

Cool lampshade :o)

XUE said...

Love the lampshade too & the little pompoms are really sweet. Always love seeing the results of what's keeping you busy. Happy days!

Sue said...

So pretty, love those fabrics!

Catherine said...

Thanks Sue! You can't beat Heather Bailey fabrics can you :-)

Nic said...

It's lovely!

Bec said...

Beautiful, what a very lucky friend :)

Karen said...

Gorgeous lamp shade Catherine! I would never be able to do that. The white base is perfect for those pretty fabrics.

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