During one of our after dinner walks this summer my husband & I noticed one of our neighbors putting a floor lamp out to the road. Well you know me, these are my favorite finds. I was told it still works, they just didn't need it anymore. I let him know we would gladly take it off his hands. He was happy to oblige, he always thought it had potential. I couldn't agree more.
Here is a picture of it before:
I knew just what I wanted to do :)
I had seen some french paper online that was waiting for the perfect project for an excuse to order it.
This paper is translucent & would make a perfect lamp shade. I found it on Etsy, here is the link if you want to check it out for yourself. I know, the wheels are just spinning aren't they?
I painted the lamp shabby white & stripped the wicker off the lamp shade frame. Then I waited patiently for the paper to arrive.
I was NOT disappointed! This paper is lovely.....
I saved the panels of wicker to use for a pattern.
Whew! With only one roll, I had just enough for this shade. I cut each panel out, making sure I would have enough to overlap the edges. I used Modge Podge to glue the new panels to the frame.
Here it is all put back together......
I just love the end result....
It's so pretty when you turn it on. These pictures just don't do it justice.
I even tried taking a picture outside to see if I could get better lighting.
Here it is in my booth, all dolled up for the Holidays.
Well, now I can scratch that one off my "Dreaming about doing" list. What would you do with this beautiful paper? I would love to hear your ideas.
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