Sunday, May 2, 2010

Romantic Shabby Chic Shade!
Hello! Hope your Sunday was filled with Joy and Lovliness!
I am going to share with you a lovely little treasure that I worked on over the weekend.
I have a weakness for lamps and linens! Of course most Shabby Chic lampshades and linenes are out of my price range. Yes, even Target is a little high for this thrifty girl...maybe someday!
So, I scour garage sales, thrift stores and flea markets for anything I can use to create the soft look of romance.
BEFORE picture (yellow dot is .50 sticker)
After a trip to the Shabby Chic Beauty Salon!
Darling look at me now! TAAAA DAAAA!
This is not the base this shade truly fits on (oh yippee, I get to look for a fitting lamp base)
I thought it turned out rather soft and dreamy~ I used a pretty little girls dress and trimmed it with lace!

I just love the romantic lace, it also hid my not so perfect crafting. Giggle~
Very dainty and pretty when lit up

I am excited to find a base for it...this one is a wee bit small and it wobbles around on the top so I would be constantly straighting it.
As always thank you for stopping by, your sweet comments delight me and keep me motivated to wave my Shabby Chic wand!


  1. Olivia,
    What a wonderful transformation! So cute that you used a little girl's dress!
    I too bought some little girl's dresses at the Salvation Army last week. I will be posting what I did with them later in the week.
    I just love everything that you show us!

  2. Hi Olivia...this lampshade makeover turned out so sweet and romantic! You did a beautiful job.

  3. Olivia that is adorable! You did such a great job!

  4. Cute cute!! I just found a shade and the prettiest vintage gown with lace that I want to use to redo using the gown. I think it will be lovely- it is the lightest blue satin with ecru lace overlay!

    bee blessed

  5. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful redo, sweetpea! You did fabulous....

  6. Olivia, I love this. You did a fantastic job!


  7. Hi Olivia, what a cute way to redo a lampshade..does the heat from the lamp get too hot for the material on it?? Your blog is so sweet.. I have a grand daughter named Olivia and she is posted on my blog for today...have a good day... Baba

  8. OH Olivia; your shade is so pretty chic,,, love it love it..... you are an amazing talented lady,,,,, have a great week....


  9. Hi there. Your blog is just delightful and so is that darling lampshade. I'll be back to see more of your lovely things.


  10. I've been enjoying your blog for some time. Can you tell me how to do the white paint, say on the table and chairs so it doesn't come off. I'm don't like sanding, I was told sanding sealer. HELP ME Please. I've wanted to do this forever and the time has come. Thanks Olivia

  11. Hello Olivia, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. I love your blog and joined as a follower. Your lampshade on this post is beautiful and your pink bath on previous post in georgous! Love it, thank you for all the inspiration!
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  12. Thank you for visiting my blog.
    LOVE the lamp shade makeover with the darling dress.
    I know that keeping 2 booths is full time work!
    Deb :)

  13. Thank you so much for stopping by my Blog and leaving such a nice comment! You have a very beautiful home! Aja

  14. So cute! I can't believe it was once a little girl's dress.

  15. oh, i like all the sweet little touches throughout your home & your blog, olivia! the mother's day gift idea (little white suitcase covered w/ shabby roses -- just precious!)... and the way you covered your couch with the chenille (hope i'm right) bedspread is an awesome idea. it really is perfect!! the beautiful texture will help hide 'daily life' (in our case, dog hair!)... and the fringe on it is the perfect touch. the picture of your kids on the sidebar is sweet... i can tell that they're sweet, too. (o: thanks for taking the time to stop by & visit my blog, olivia. i hope you have a great week!

  16. Hello my sweet friend!! Your lamp shade is awesome......I would have never thought to use a little girls dress!!
    Come on over to my blog and look at my guest room redo and give me your best shabby pink opinion!! Looking forward to seeing you there!

  17. Oh my goodness, Olivia, your lamp is just darling! It just amazes me what transformations people can come up with. Truly, it is sweet in every way. Love the birdhouse too. Thanks for stopping by for tea and leaving your nice comment. Hope you have a lovely week.



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