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,
Suzanne

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

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