Vintage Lamp Re-Dux

My crown of velvet ribbons, rosettes, and millinery.

Sometime last year I found this pretty petit porcelain lamp in a local antique collective. It had just the perfect color combination and was just the right size for a spot in my small dressing area off my bedroom, where the walls and ceiling are painted in two shades of pale yellow with white trim.

The delicate hand painted yellow blossoms with fresh green vines and fine antique gold bands adorn the square base of this lamp.

Pretty details.

But this sad looking shade was so undesirable that I had to do something to perk it up.

So with some creamy ivory velvet millinery medallions, olive green velvet ribbons, and delicate strands of braided rosettes, I transformed the dull and lifeless lamp shade into a crowning glory of vintage~esque* garden flowers.

This was such a simple project with not much money invested at all ~ I found the olive velvet ribbon for one dollar at Michael's and the braided rosettes were from Walmart of all places. {It's amazing what I can find there when I detour from the school supplies.} The millinery medallions I purchased online from the Speckled Egg.

Once I loaded my glue gun and pulled out my brand new stainless steel sewing scissors along with a few other supplies, the entire project took only about twenty minutes.

Now this sweet cottage garden lamp has a regal seat in my room and in the evening glows with a golden amber light.

Enjoy your evening.

Ciao amici,

*"Vintage-esque" is not a technical term. I made it up.


Shelia said...

Now aren't you the most clever one! What an adorable lamp and your makeover on the shade sets it off!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

I just love how you did the lamp.


Fete et Fleur said...

It looks good enough to eat! Lovely transformation!


Diann said...

Oh, that turned out beautiful!

Suzanne MacCrone said...

Hi Ladies ~

So glad you stopped by. Thank you for your wonderful comments.

Ciao amici,

CIELO said...

My dear Suzanne: questo รจ molto bello! and thank YOU for participating in our "show off your cottage Monday" and linking back... I appreciate that and is always a pleasure seeing you at the house in the roses....




Anonymous said...

I am in love with the picture of the finished lamp glowing...such a clever and beautiful piece. Sending all the best wishes your way...



Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Suzanne,
What a darling lamp shade (and base too). What a great job, the lamp looks so pretty lit up and the vintage-esque word is a great one in my opinion!
Did you get your RC magazine today? You are right, you're right there in that section ~ how big are we smiling at that? Congrats to you!!!
Au revoir ~Tracie

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

What a difference! SOOOOO much cuter!!!

Suzanne MacCrone said...

Hey My Friends,

Thank you for all your kind words.

Cielo ~ It's a pleasure to join you on this Cottage Monday.

Little Bird ~ Thank you for stopping by.

Tracie ~ glad you like my lamp and my vocabulary! I'm going to grab a copy of RC today. Yes, lots of smiles!

Marcela ~ As always, I love your visits to my studio.

You all are great!

kayellen said...

So pretty Suzanne:)
I have an antique lamp that belonged to my Grandma sitting in my livingroom right now that has no lampshade! ugh
I need to get busy and do something about a shade~~~! Thanks for the inspiration:)


Ronnie said...

Now why didn't I think of that?!?
It turned out brilliantly.
Thanks for sharing.

EVA AGNES said...

What a lovely lamp shade you made for that springy lamp stand.
I love it!
Hugs Eva Agnes

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