Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Start small

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(Photo from www.shabbysuite.com)

Thank you all so much for the comments, links and words of encouragement regarding my upcoming slipcover endeavor. I decided to start small, really small. I bought some lampshades at Target today that are shaped like the one in the picture above and I'm going to attempt to make a lampshade cover similar to this, which I found on the Shabby Suite website (you can find their link on my sidebar). If you haven't visited their cottage of the month you should, there are beautiful homes with lots of decorating ideas to inspire, such as this. I found two matching lamps at a thrift store yesterday to go in my bedroom. They are blue with brassy bases which I plan to paint white. I think with this white lampshade cover they will look cute. Hopefully I will have it done this week! (since I bought these lampshades today at lunch and my lamp bases are at home, cross your fingers that the lampshades actually look good on the lamps, otherwise I'll be returning them back to Target and this project will be dead before it was even started.)


a pink-bee said...

You can do it :0)

Will be trying my own slipcovers this spring. Have a book I will find that has some good basic info.
Will share it. :0)

Anonymous said...

Cindy ~
I just saw that picture tonight on the Shabby Suite and was wondering how to get one. I can't wait to see how you make it!
Good luck ~ Lori

Anonymous said...

If you are sucessful, please post pics of the second one in stages to
show us how you do it. That is such
a cute idea.

Mrs. Jones said...

Great idea. Let us know how the lampshade covers turn out, because I would love to do some myself.

Mary said...

So pretty - hope your venture into shade making is fun. Thanks for the Shabby Suite link - neat things and lovely room settings.
~ Mary ~

Kim @ Twice Remembered said...

How fun! You'll do great and can't wait to see the results. I would love to have the talent to sew AND to make slipcovers for our living room furniture, but I know someday I'll end up paying someone to do it, lol. I can barely make a pincushion, hehe.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

sigh, aren't those the sweetest things?? I know you will make them so beautiful. It's so fun to turn thrift store finds into something wonderful.

Good luck! Please post pictures of your finished project. I love your blog...I will be visiting often.

:) Lidy

Southern Heart said...

Good luck with your project, and good for you trying something new! You always have such fun ideas~

Anonymous said...

I love the lampshade - it looks like a little skirt! Good luck - you're so brave!


Susie Q said...

What sweet things? You will have fun and do am amazing job I know. I look forward to seeing the results!