Friday, February 22, 2013

A Lacey Lamp for the Nightstand

My Supplies
 



 
 
 
My Inspiration
 
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The Finished Lamp
 


 
UPDATE: I used four doilies. Two large and two small. First I sewed on the large ones and then used the smaller ones to fill in a couple tiny holes and to add a bit of interest. Someday I'll remember to take photos of "the process"!
 
I love it!  I'm going to add "something" to the empty oval space.  An applique, some buttons, something.....what do you think I should add?
 
 


12 comments:

Scrap for Joy said...

This is beautiful Marie. Is it stitched? Glued? Do you have a strip of lace that you could twist and wind into a rose for that medallion? Great job!
xoxo
Joyce

Sweet Annabelle said...

I love it! You are such a clever girl!

Have you seen how popular the vintage brooches are now? Maybe one of those would look good in that spot, if it wasn't too heavy!

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Jo said...

It looks awesome! If you want a pop of color I would put a few colorful flowers on it. If you want to keep it monotone, I like Joyce's idea.

Peggy said...

Yours turned out even prettier than your inspirations. You'll come up with the perfect thing for that oval space!

Lorraine said...

Oh, Marie, the lamp is beautiful! You did a great job!

Ann said...

Marie, I love it. That looks fantastic. Now I want to go get an old lampshade and some doilies and make one. I used to have a lamp just like that when I was in high school.

Anonymous said...

Marie, that is awesome. Maybe some pretty beads or lacy covered buttons if not to heavy. You'll come up with something, just show us what you do. Pj

BetteJo said...

Oh my gosh that's lovely! You sewed those on the frame? I WANT THAT! And I like yours better than the inspiration shades. I am going to need to follow you!

Joann Wheeler said...

It looks great Marie

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

marie! yours are BETTER than the inspiration ones!!!! soooo pretty!! gosh, I don't know about the addition....do you have an old broach or favorite rhinestone button? something neutral to blend, me thinks....

xxoo
becky

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's gorgeous! I love the idea of a pretty brooch, but mother of pearl buttons would look nice too.

Sherry said...

I like yours better than those that were your inspiration. I don't think I would change a thing, maybe a small piece of neutral lace or applique.