Saturday, January 1, 2011

A clip art lampshade

Out with the old and in with the new!
This is a lampshade from the 80s - cut and pierce parchment with velvet ribbon trim.
It's been 30 years and it shows - right down to the torn lining.
 Time for a change.

                                    

When I saw this lampshade at The Painted Lady in Chicago (shown below),  I knew
 I had found its replacement.  Either you like this, or you don't - and I do!  My shade
form is smaller at the top, so rectangular clip art as in the shade below won't work.
Mine will have to be a much more controlled version.  However, I am going to find
the perfect drum style shade to get the same look as the inspiration shade below.


But, until I find that perfect shade I'll work with what I have.  So,  I took off 
the old cut and pierced parchment panels, and printed out some clipart from 
graphicsfairy.blogspot.com.  After measuring new panels and cutting the printed 
clipart, I glued them onto the shade frame and added the curtain clips, minus 
the rings, to mimic the look of the shade I was copying.




Next time I won't wait 30 years!

This post is linked up with Saturday Night Soiree at A Little Lovely, and  The Graphics Fairy's Brag Monday

5 comments:

Terry said...

I love your shade the best. Great art you chose. Terry

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Great idea, I've never thought of that. Very cool!

cindy@stitches

Cindy Adkins said...

What a fantastic creation--I just love it!! So chic!!!
XO

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Your shade is so lovely! I love how you put it all together.

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Love this! So are the clips just decorative or are they really holding them on?

YOU COULD MAKE THAT IS ON FACEBOOK!

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