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Monday, May 7

NO COST Lampshade Redo!!



   Good Morning Friends,  I hope you all had a great weekend!!
I know I sure did enjoy the actual "Spring-like" weather here in Northern California, for a change!! It’s so beautiful to have the garden in bloom and the windows open again, It always seems to take me back to that childhood feeling when summer break was near and all is right with the world.  Now, On with the show!!



Okay , so, as promised, today is Monday, and I am sharing with you my NO COST new little Romantic Ruffled Redo. I have to say I am in love with how this turned out!
If you’ve been following my blog, you may remember the Double Ruffled French Country Cottage inspired Tablecloth that I made out of white sheets, purchased @ the GW.. If you do, great! If this is your first time here click on the Link to the right that says April and then French Country Cottage Inspired Double Ruffle..
What to do with all that left over white sheet fabric??
Well, I actually had no problem there. More Romantic Ruffles, Yay!! Probably not in a way you would expect, although, I did use some of the leftover sheet for a beautiful little Valance over my bathroom window, that I will share with you on another day. But by far, my favorite little redo, is my Ruffley (sp.?) Little Lampshade Redo~





This project was not too difficult and as you can see from the before image very necessary!!  I simply made more Ruffles and attached 4 layers of them to my old lampshade pictured here above right. And Voila!




Isn't this the cutest little shade you ever seen?
On the top ruffle, I turned the top of the fabric down about and inch1/2 to created the little Ruffle you see at the top! Then, of course, I had to finish it off with a simple little satin bow.  What do you think?
All in all, I am very happy with how this turned out and I dare you to beat the price!!! FREE!!
I simply made 3” Ruffles, from leftover material, attached them to my lampshade, with a my handy-dandy glue gun(this shade was headed for the garbage, anyway) and then topped it off with a little ribbon I had laying around the house!

If you have a lamp in your Bathroom, as I do, covering your shade (anyway you like!) Is a quick, simple, easy and inexpensive way to bring some more elegance into the room!
Not to mention the money you save!!
I hope you all have a Wonderful day full of God’s Blessings!  Let me know what you think and visit these other sites below for even more great inspiration.






38 comments:

  1. Hi, just came over from FB! I LOVE this!! I'm useless at sewing but I know someone who could do this for me!! Just fab!

    Sharon

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  2. Thanks's so much. Sharon!! Ruffles are fun, sometimes I just sit down and weave a needle and thread through the material and pull to where I like it...I am definitely not a skilled seamstress either..lol
    ~Theresa.

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  3. Hi Theresa, I love your ruffled lampshade as a matter of fact, like a lot of people right now, I love anything ruffled. Thanks so much for sharing the how too.

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  4. That is so sweet! And honestly WAY better than the lamp.... Good idea adding a little ribbon, it makes it look nicer, as sometimes ruffles on small this overwhelm. But this is perfect! I am jealous.

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    1. @Peggy, Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, I'm a ruffle-addict, too, if there is such a thing..LOL.. @Valerie, Don't be Jealous. I know you could do it, too and probably better!! But thanks for your kind words!! ~ Theresa.

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  5. Just came from Homemaker on a Dime, hadn't come across your blog before. Love the ruffles, and your blog. Wish wordpress has a background this cool. If they do I haven't figured it out--a real possibility :-). Gotta get busy with camera & computer!
    craftythriftydecoratingwifemom.wordpress.com

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    1. Janet, So glad you found me!!Thanks for the kind words. I know what you mean, there are things wordpress has that I can't do, though...Grass is always greener..lol..Theresa.

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  6. Theresa
    That turned out great ....... love it

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  7. @Janet, thanks so much for your kind words! Quite ipressed with your blog, as well. :) @Bagelbabe, So glad you liked it! Thanks for your feedback.

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  8. This is just precious! I love it.... I stumbled across your linky at Craft O Maniac... Would like to invite you to share with my readers at my linky party {feel free to share as many projects/ideas as you would like}! Hope you are having a great week!

    hugs-
    heather
    stringtownhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the invitation and kind words, Heather!! Have a great week yourself!!

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  9. Hi Sharon,
    What a great idea. TY for sharing, as I am in a hunt of inspiration to redo my lampshades. Wow... I can't believe it's easy and honestly, didn't came across my thoughts ruffling.

    Happy TTT,
    /CC

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    1. Hi, CC! I'm so glad you like the ruffle shade..I was linked up to Sharon's La vie en Rose, I think that's how you got here..Thanks for your nice comment. Theresa.

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  10. How fantastic - that lampshade would look perfect in my twin girls bedroom on their nightstands. SO pretty and romantic - and even with my limited sewing skills, something I think that I will definitely give a try! I love it when I discover a new blog or post with something that I feel inspired to try. Thank you so much for the inspiration - so glad I found you (via a comment on Sharon's blog at La Vie En Rose) You have some wonderfully creative ideas and a brilliant blog! Paula x

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  11. I love this lampshade!!! It turned out sooooooo great. You are super creative. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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    1. @Paula, Thank you so much for your beautiful comments and I'm so glad you found me, too!! I hope you do make this shade for your girls room... You'd be amazed how easy it really is!! Thanks for all the lovely comments, I'll be watching for you.

      @Diane, Thanks so much, Diane!!! Well, I'm sure you'll be the first to know what's coming up next...LOL...Truly, though, thanks for the compliment!
      ~Theresa

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  12. The lampshade is darling...and free to boot! Good job...I may have to try this:)
    Rene'

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  13. Thanks, Rene! I hope you do, it's fun with a quick pay out!!

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  14. this is really nice I would love to to try and make it. I am a new follower and hop to visit your blog often. If you have time please come visit me anytime
    www.jollyjillys.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi,Jilly!! I'm so glad you liked it..Make 1 and come back an share with me here or @ Shoestring Elegance on Facebook!! Thanks for joining me! I look forward to seeing you again soon. New Post going up later today or early tomorrow.. I'm gonna hop on over to Jollyjill, thanks for the invite! Cheers!

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  15. That is the cutest little shade ever! I love ruffles and bows. Marriah @ thehottoddiesofwa.blogspot.com

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  16. You have done wonders with your ruffles. I really like everything. I am with you. I am a country girl and we always had our windows open. Not in this day of time.

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  17. Oh, I love what a difference it made! Such a great idea!

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  18. @ Marriah, LV and Glenda, Thank you all so much for your kind words..I'm so glad you enjoyed my little re-do, It was so much fun to do and really softened the look of the room..Nothing like Ruffles to make something new and pretty!

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  19. I love, love, love it. How cute is this and so perfect for your lamp. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  20. Just stopping by from Welcome wednesday. That's a sweet lampshade. Great idea!

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  21. That's a great project! Why don't you stop by my new blog hop to share it!

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  22. @ Marty, Thanks so much for having me and for checking it out!!

    @ Nicole~ Thanks so much for your kind words

    and @ Show Off, I'm glad you liked my little redo, as you asked, went and shared it on your Blog thanks for the invite!!!

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  23. Brilliant!!!This is so creative and lovely I like the layers of ruffles so much. xo P.S. Have you entered the new giveaway yet?

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  24. Thanks, Katherine!! Ruffles have kind of become an addiction for me..lol..I'm so glad you liked it! Going to check out your post now. Cheers!

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  25. I'm visiting from Colorado Lady and I'm so glad to be here.
    what a lovely place you have here... so inspiring.
    love your ruffled lampshade redo. actually i'm in love with ruffles. I have always wanted to have a ruffled lampashade but never tried my hands at it. you put it quite simple which is making it definitely worth a try.
    have a great week!
    rita

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    1. Hi, Rita! Thanks so much! You definitely need to do one they are so much easier than one would think, the other thing is if you leave your old lamp shade in place on it's stand it's very easy to work on you can just keep turning it to see the way you like it. One tip: I recommend pinning it in place first and then attaching it, or you might find you come up short(Can you tell that I've been there, done that? lol) Have a wonderful week! Let me know if you do make one, Shoestring Elegance has a facebook page, as well!!

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  26. So cute! Love that it was free. Thank you so much for sharing! I am featuring tomorrow at my party! Thanks again. -K

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    1. Thanks, Karen!! I'm like you, FREE is my favorite price! Love your blog I'll make sure and visit!! Hugs, Theresa. (p.s just noticed were both Bay Area girls!! We'll have to have a chat someday soon!)

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    2. Oh my Gosh, Karen, I just realized you said you were featuring
      The No Cost Ruffled Lampshade on your blog!! Thank you so much!!
      All this time and I just reread your comment and saw it on your site thank you so much!!! I'm sorry for the delayed response! Hugs, ~Theresa.

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  27. This is so great! It reminds me of a skirt on a stick - if there is such a thing. Thanks for sharing the idea at LOBS!

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