Monday, June 8, 2015

The Daily Done: June 7

On June 7, I embellished a lampshade with venise lace. I began with a plain white lampshade.

I glued the first row of lace along the bottom of the shade, then added a partially overlapping row above it, and repeated for a total of four rows. Sorry for the lack of process photos. The glue was super sticky and I didn't want to risk handling the camera. :P


I can't quite decide if I like it.  What do you think?

29 comments:

  1. What a good idea, I love the combination of the venice lace with the flowers on the tissue box!

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    1. Thank you! It wasn't an entirely intentional combination -- I chose a paper that I liked before thinking about the lace -- but it turned out to coordinate nicely. :D

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  2. definitely a great idea, always add lace, velvet or pvc to everything! EVERYTHING! :-D

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  3. I'd run some sort of black trim ribbon around the top or something. Maybe. Or add little embellishments to make the last bit have the same visual weight as the lower tiers. Appliqués, little beaded thingies, something.

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    1. That's what I was thinking. The top looks too light. Bead trim hanging down? Lace ruffled up? Hmmm...

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  4. I think it's a little heavy on lace at the middle but I love the concept, well done!

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    1. Yeah, that heaviness in the middle is what I'm not quite happy with. Noted for a future project. :)

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  5. I LOVE it! Maybe three rows of lace would have done as well without making it darker in the center, but it's lovely the way it is!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I think three rows might have been the way to go.

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  6. I made similar lamp shades in my teens, only I covered it with yardage lace instead of trim... I did trim it with little black pom poms, though. They were tacky, hehe... but somehow they worked in my boho-goth room at my momma's house.

    Honestly, I like the look of the venise lace trim in that many layers-- maybe at a row of spikes or studs to the top edge to create that balance you're looking for? I don't think it needs much more; definitely not less... heh.

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    1. SPIIIIIIIKES YESSSSS THISSSS GOOOOOOOOOOD

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    2. I've done lamp shades with lace fabric as well. Lace makes such nice patterns when the light shines through. :)

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  7. What a great idea! It looks stunning and matches perfectly with the tissue box. I really like how easily you've changed a boring lamp into something that fits your style.
    Tea

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  8. I absolutely love it! It's such a great idea! Late is befitting every corner of the house in my opinion. :)

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    1. Thank you! I agree. I tend to sew (or in this case, glue) lace onto everything. :)

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  9. Oh wow, I love it!
    I tried to make something almost exactly like that, but it came out looking nothing like this. WIll have to go home and fix it right now.

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    1. Thank you! Ha ha... I've had that happen a time or twenty. ;)

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  10. I like it! That's certainly something I'd have in my house. It's got nice quality lace and it doesn't glow too bright :)

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  11. i have been gone from blogger for soo long.. i missed all this stuff i WILL be doing this adorable little thing

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