crystal rosette lampshade

Sorry that I've been sporadic with the posts lately.  After this week, I will be taking a much needed break from project overload, and just focus on this wonderful time of year.
(do you have the Andy Williams song starting in your head now?)

Last week while I was out and about, I ran into Pier One.  While I was looking around, this lamp shade stopped me dead in my tracks.

I loved it so much I took a photo with my phone, and then got super excited about recreating this for the lamp shade in my living room!

A couple weeks ago I showed you some ribbon I thought I'd add to the lamp.

Let me just say that stripey ribbon is pretty hard to glue on straight.  I hated how uneven it looked, so I ripped it off, and have since been staring at a globby, glue-y lampshade.
 Here's what it looks like now:

This was quite labor intensive- I think it took a total of 3 hours to do, but the results are so worth it.
Here's where I started.  The lamp in it's original state when I bought it at Goodwill:

....painted and then buffed in Antique Gold with Rub N Buff...

 I started with one of my favorite fabrics- natural Osnaburg.
Inexpensive, not as rough as burlap, and not as fine as linen.  A nice in between.
 I purchased some small stick on crystals from Michael's.

Even though they are stick on I added a little hot glue to make sure they would stay.
I used long running stitches near the edge of the strips I'd cut for the rosettes, and then cinched it up to make the flowers.  The Pier One shade had four layers- I only did two.  The strips I cut were about an inch and a half wide for the outer "petal" and about an inch wide for the inner.  I also used three crystals in the center instead of one, like they did.

Then I simply used my glue gun to put all the flowers on the lamp shade!  Like I said, it took quite a while, but I think it looks great with the lamp base, and the overall look of the room!

Here's the side by side, once more:

I enjoyed this so much, I made a similar lamp shade for this one

...that will be for sale at the Heritage Holiday Faire this weekend!
I ran out of crystals, so I still need to add some more to this one.

I hope you have a wonderful Monday.
I am going to try and share some projects throughout the week, and hopefully remember to take some photos of my booth this weekend!
Have a great day~

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  1. This came out so well, and cleverly done! I took a pic of that same lampshade at the store, by the way. I like the look of the osnaburg, it has great texture.

  2. I hope you don't mind, but I just had to 'pin' this. It's absolutely stunning! I think I like yours better than the store's.

  3. I love an awesome before and after!

  4. WOW .. it really gave the lamp shade a completely different look! Love the rosettes! Just pinned it :)!

  5. I love, love, love your 'new' lampshade. The flowery rosettes are so fun!

  6. Super job. Looks terrific. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love the makeover - your little fabric flowers are so pretty!

  8. Thanks so much for sharing this! I like yours a lot better than the Pier One version. Thanks for telling about that fabric. I am going to look for it. I don't know why I haven't found your blog before--I am your newest follower!

  9. Hi Denise,

    Wow, great job! I love it!!! :) Thanks for sharing!!!


  10. I totally love it, it looks like an idea they got from a blogger LOL!


  11. Nice! Yours looks just as good as the original and it was made by your own hands so that makes it more special.

  12. This is so pretty and feminine... I love it! Well done! Rachel

  13. I love your version so much better! And the fact that you got the lamp at Goodwill is just awesome! Coming over from Tuesday's Treasures and a happy new follower!


  14. love what you did! i have to giggle because i just purchased those a couple months ago - wish was crafty enough to make them. yours turned out fabulous! so excited to see! xoxo, tracie

  15. WOW! I love it! You make it all sound so easy.....but we know it's not! It's really beautiful, and the fact that it's a Club G.W. lamp makes it even more special! Thanks for linking up over at Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva!


  16. It's beautiful! You are very creative!

    The Cake

  17. Oh, I love a good knock-off - thanks so much for sharing how you did it! *new follower here!* ♥

  18. I think this is the prettiest lampshade I have ever seen! My daughter would love something like that too. So worth your effort!

  19. Your lamp shade is sooo lovely! What a beautiful job you did! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea! Too much fun!!
    Happy WW!

  20. That is so pretty! I saw a ruffly lamp shade on Pinterest and seeing this convinces me I could do it. Goodwill and JoAnn's, here I come!

  21. I just love these shades.. I always love ruffles and then flowers, oh my the bling stole my heart.. Love it.. Hugs, Cindy


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