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October 27, 2013

Shabby Chic Wispy Lamp

I did a quick makeover on my table lamp in the lounge - this is the same accent color which I have been using so far. The stand is fine, but the lampshade needed a change badly.

Although the color {silver} goes with the rest of the room, I really needed an accent color in this specific corner .. and I do not like the silver shade anymore...

I do however love the stand - clear thick perspex cubes which turns any way I want them to

Really, really am tired of this lampshade ,,

I removed the silver strings, cut some blue fabric in about 1.5cm {1/2 inch} thick strips and joined each strip with a simple knot - no decorative knots or cutting down the knot ends {all in all I used 4.5 meters of fabric strip}

All that was left - twisted and turned it over the frame - straggly bits and all

 I actually love the straggly pieces hanging from allover  - I did shake the lampshade and most of the very loose strands fell off.

NOTE: I use a very low wattage light bulb and I also tested the fabric to make sure it would not catch fire if the bulb gets too hot.

Linking up with some of these cool parties - also see my complete Party List:
SUNDAY :Flamingo Toes - Think Pink Sundays/VMG206 - DIY Sunday Showcase/Spatulas On Parade - Swap n ShareMONDAY :/The Dedicated House - Make It Pretty Monday/Carrie This Home - Frugal Crafty Home/Rain On A Tin Roof - Give Me The GoodsTUESDAY :/Nedesembegenirsin - Nedesem Link Party/Clean & Scentsible - The Inspiration ExchangeWEDNESDAY :/The Blissful Bee - Work It Wedenesday/Fluster Buster - Fluster's Creative Muster/I Gotta Create - Wildly Original Link PartyTHURSDAY :/Miz Helen's Country Cottage - Full Plate Thursday/Stone Gable - Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits/Food Done Light - Thursday Treasures/Posed Perfection - All Things ThursdayFRIDAY :/DIY-Vintage-Chic - Fridays Five Features/One Project Closer - The Humble Brag/Kathe With An E - Hometalk Hop/The Dedicated House - Anything Blue Friday/The Country Cook - Weekend Potluck/Craftberry Bush - The Inspiration Gallery/504 Main - Tickled Pink Times Two/Liz Marie Blog - Inspire Me Please/Cooking With Curls - Best Of The Weekend/Tatertots & Jello - Link Party PaloozaSATURDAY :/Funky Junk Interiors - Party Junk/Or So She Says - Your Great Idea/Your Home Based Mom - Finding The Pretty & Delicious/What's Cooking With Ruthie - Super Saturday Show & Tell


  1. That came out really pretty! I love the little strands and the color - very sweet. Julia

  2. The blue is so pretty it really brightens the whole area.

  3. What a beautiful upgrade! Love the color. I'm hosting a giveaway for two modern kitchen towels that you should enter!

  4. You know Linda, after I saw this I saw 2 lamps on sale on ebay that were exactly the same style and I was watching it to do the same as this. They finished up selling for a lot more than I was prepared to pay but I'm keeping my eye out. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  5. Awe, Linda. This is so darn pretty. I think I would have way too much fun making lamps like this, but I may just have to do just that. :) Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

  6. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
    Cathy @

  7. This came out so cute! I love the blue :)

  8. Your lamp is divine. Love it so much. Thanks for linking up at Link It or Lump It!!!

  9. Wow this is really cute. Great lamp idea, thanks!


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