It's that time again! Time to show your thriftstore/yardsale treasures. Be sure to visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for more Today's Thrifty Treasures.
I got this little lamp at Goodwill last week and a few other things. Which was really great because I had been wanting a small night light type lamp to put in my kitchen since we usual leave the undercabinet lights on at night. But it didn't work for me as is so I decided to try my hand at re-doing the shade - something I've never done before and surprisingly it wasn't hard!
Can you believe I only had this little scrap of black and white toile in my fabric stash! With all the toile in my house! I guess I've used it all! But I had just enough to do this little lampshade. I actually used a tutorial from Rhoda that she did in 2007 that I had printed out for future reference! See Rhoda, I finally tried it - took me a while!
Here's the after. I painted the base black and added some white pom pom fringe. The plate is also a happy Goodwill find.
I don't know why I was intimated at the thought of recovering a shade? It really wasn't that hard at all. Oh the possibilities.....!
I also found this fabulous frame below. I bought it not only for the frame but for the canvas.
My daughter has been painting a lot and the frame with this canvas was less than buying a new canvas. She just paints over the existing paintings - professional artists do it all the time!