Saturday, July 21, 2012

Deconstructed Lampshade DIY

Does anyone else like this deconstructed look?

  Source: via Geneva on Pinterest

Even though I think it might be hard to live with on a daily basis, it really appeals to me.  Of course, that's probably because I'm always drawn to time worn things.  

At any rate, I decided to try to recreate this look on a lampshade that was in dire need of a makeover. Of course, if you don't like the deconstructed look you may think it's still in dire need of a makeover. ":o)

Let me show you what I did 

I cut scraps of linen into three inch squares

I glued the top of the squares onto my shade, leaving the bottom part loose.
(I used a white fabric glue)

Kinda like laying bricks... Staggering the layers

I raveled the edges, then sewed old buttons randomly onto the shade

Finally I wrapped & glued  thread around the top to finish it off... (I noticed there was a loose thread up top in this picture...don't worry, I fixed it). 

Deconstructed Lampshade!
I like the way it looks with my little decoy lamp.

Speaking of Lamps!
I'm helping my daughter re-do her apartment, and this was her exciting find when we were shopping at LulaB's Antique Mall last week.  It was a bargain at just $35.00.

I brought it home so her Dad could re-wire it for her.

Her taste is very Kitsch and Mid Century Modern.  I'm having a little bit of trouble wrapping my head around it, but I'm getting there.  She has more talent in her little finger than I'll ever have, so it's fun watching her and her new husband putting their home together.

I'm just honored that she asked me to help!

Deconstructed or Retro 
Which is your favorite?