I've been having so much fun with my newest project. I went to a thrift store the other day and found that they had received a donation from a lighting store. Brand new lampshades still in their clear wrapping. They are a very good quality and were marked at 10.00 and 12.00. However, it happened to be half off day! I bought a bunch of them. In our thrift stores, you can find lamps very inexpensively. I have been picking them up for 3.95 to 6.95. The one above cost 3.95.
I dragged out my box of discount trims and started on the shade.
I see blank canvases everywhere I look. It drives me a bit crazy. That is how the garage wall ended up with the witch mural. Plain lampshades evoke the same reaction. I look at them and immediately start to mentally decorate them. Plus, I think lamps can be funky and fun and kick up bland decorating schemes. Look at the difference already just by covering the seams on the shade.
I liked the shape of this lamp and thought it would be fun to add some trim to it so it would tie in with the shade.
Just a small touch but I like it.
I have a lot of this trim so I used it around the edge. I added some silk trim to the top.
Here is a better look at the base. The Blog Tech is going to have another yard sale. He is saving up to cut another CD. I told him he could sell all of the lamps in the sale. I have no idea what to charge for these. For all of you who thrift shop and go to garage sales, can you give me a hint as to how to price them? None of them cost me more than 20.00 to make. Do you think I can break even?
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