I have been wanting new lamps for our family room since I gave kiddo our old ones. I put out our even older ones just as a place holder until I found what I wanted. Well. . . 3 years later, and one Faux Retirement later I still have no new lamps! The only ones I find that I like are $300 or more. I just can't bring myself to spend that much and Dr. P really won't! So - I decided to make one.
|On the Kitchen table to provide a better picture|
|This is where it actually sits in the Family Room|
I found this Eiffel Tower base at Target and had to have it! I do love the way Target identifies their bases by size so that you know exactly what size shade works with the base. I can't tell you how many shades I have drug home only to return them because they were not the right size for the lamp. Anyway, this is a medium size base so I needed a medium shade.
This is what it looked like when I brought it home.
I silk screened this vintage French postcard design on a large piece of silk / cotton fabric and then applied it to the shade and finished it off with brown petersham.
I think it is only appropriate that one of the books I used to raise the lamp is the Chanel
I am happy to report that this project was a success. My barometer to determine the success of the project is sometimes Dr. P's reaction. Therefore when Dr. P came home from work the day I completed it, he had a little mad fit thinking I had purchased it from a little boutique that I had dragged him to a few weeks before and the price of a similar one was $450. He was soooooooooo happy when he found out I had DIYed it. And I didn't even get mad at him for his fit!
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