Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Finishng Touches on Toile Lamp Shade
I finished trimming the vintage lamp Saturday.
You know, half the fun is finding a really cool vintage shade to cover. I covered this one a couple weeks ago, and finished the trim work last Saturday night.
Can you see the two layers of fringe added to the bottom? Do you think two layers are too much?
I took the shade with me to Hancock Fabric on Saturday to find some trim. Everyone was so helpful at the store. I asked questions, and several opinions later--a couple gals told me to "go for it" with two layers of fringe.
The braid trim at the top, around the circles, and on the vertical struts was a wider but lacey design--that's not to say the trim was flat because it was patterned with rosettes between scroll-like chains. That braid trim design made it possibe to curve around the circles. I applied the trim with a cool temp glue gun, and got through the entire process without burning up my finger tips.
Eventually this toile lamp will be in the East Bedroom (formerly Junk Room #2). There is a toile bedspread, and I made matching drapes and shams out of the toile fabric.
Junk Room #2 is now cleaned out. You should have been here. We boxed up all kinds of things for Betty's spring yard sale. I can't believe I finally parted with so much stuff. My mother in law Betty has some wonderful yard sales--she has quite a following. Her friends are going to love this sale.
I'm curious. Do you go to lots of yard sales, auctions, or thrift shops? Care to share your stories about the neat stuff you've found? Anyone watching "American Pickers" tv program?