Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Penny rug lamp shade

I like to buy neat lamps second hand for my space at The Girl's Back Porch because they lighten my space up and they sell. I also like to purchase the shades second hand because lets face it lampshades are not cheap. I usually recover them but this time I decided to do something a little different...

Now normally I purchase white shades, but I needed this one this size for this great lamp. I know blue is not the number one color, but I thought of adding pennies to give it a new look and I really like how it turned out so I just had to share it with all of you out in blog land. I spent a couple of hours last night cutting out and stitching the pennies and then I glued them on the lamp this morning.

I really like how well they go with this lamp. I am planning on taking it to the store tomorrow. Anyway I thought this was a fun way to bring new life to something old.

I picked up this fun magazine up a the grocery store this morning. So when I'm all done with my work today I'm going to sit down and enjoy looking at Flea Market style. I can hardly wait!


Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Your shade turned out great.
Wonderful idea.

Christine said...

Love the blue, anyway! Great minds think alike as I did the same with a cream shade a while back!

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