Monday, August 16, 2010

Lampshade Beautification Effort Free Tutorial By Melissa of Haworth Handmade

Ever thought of decorating one of your plain lampshades? Well, if you have then you'll be happy to know that Melissa of Haworth Handmade has a wonderful tutorial on her Under Construction blog showing you how to make a beautiful lampshade.

Lampshade beautification effort

Copyright © 2008 - Written by Melissa of Haworth Handmade. 

Here's what Melissa had to say about her tutorial:  The talented and generous Missy Ballance of Mohair Circus gave me a basket full of "cutter quilt" scraps (several months ago). Even though they were already cut, I had the HARDEST time cutting them again and spent ages trying to decide on the "perfect" project. (these quilt scraps are HAND pieces and HAND quilted with the most meticulous little stitches you can imagine).

Last weekend I took the plunge and cut into several of the smallest and most worn out pieces to make over a cheap-o lamp that has been sitting, unplugged in our bedroom for MONTHS while I used an ugly, plastic clip lamp for bedtime reading.

I must say, I am pleased with the results, rustic, unfinished edges and all. Biscuit immediately declared it "pretty" so we'll call it a success.

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