Category Archives: Upcycling

Mr Lampyshade


What do you think of my lampshade?


I found the frame cheap as chips in a charity shop and thought it was such a lovely shape I just had to have it!

It was only when I got home I realised I hadn’t a clue how to re-cover it – and with my limited sewing knowledge I feared it would turn into a bit of bodge job, but do have to say I’m rather proud of it (although still no one is allowed to examine it too close).

I really enjoyed experimenting, and rummaging around my mums brilliant fabric stash!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI initially added a mustard pom pom trim but unfortunately it didn’t quite make it all the way around (due to my poor calculations!) and woefully couldn’t find anymore in local shops or online – so will have to save that piece for my next one! Still I’m happy with the beads…


I’m now on the search for a vintage lamp stand to go with, and then I think it will look rather nice in the front room of our new house 🙂