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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Bit of Tarting Up.

I bought a lovely standard lamp from one of our local charity shops a while ago. I'd been popping in and out for a while hoping to find one.

It didn't need much doing to it, just a bit of tarting up. I completely forgot to take a before photo before I started... oops, never mind. Here's the shade, lovely big one.




Bit plain though and in definite need of tarting. Tarting accessories...




Glue gun (with extra glue stick as I always seem to run out in the middle of doing something), bobble trim and a lovely twill.



I removed the existing trim and simply replaced it with my own.



How do I manage to almost completely remove my fingerprints whenever I use a glue gun!! Is it just me?

I painted the stand with Annie Sloan paint, Versailles. Here it is in it's glory... please excuse the general messiness



I'm sure lots of you clever people out there could have made a lovely lampshade, but I just didn't know where to start and I'm happy with the trimmings for now



Take care
xxx

34 comments:

  1. It's brilliant - simply chic.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  2. Sometimes simple is best and the trim is lovely - very elegant. x

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  3. What a lovely difference that trim has made Cheryl, and what a fresh and bright colour too. I've never used a glue gun but 'superglue' is a problem for me!!!
    Joy x

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  4. Very pretty! I know what you mean about the glue gun - why does that happen!

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    1. Thank you, I don't know, so handy to have, but also such a nuisance xx

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  5. Oh Cheryl! I LOVE IT! I also love that gorgeous wallpaper :)))
    Such a lovely abode you have.
    I painted my dining room table, a lamp and a coffee table with Annie Sloan Versailles in August. I love the color!
    Great job!
    XoXoXo,
    Danette

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    1. Aw thanks, my son wasn't impressed with the paper, but hubby likes it too xx

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  6. It looks very festive now, well done.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  7. It looks lovely. What a great find too! Xx

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  8. That lovely lamp will brighten up that corner now that we've entered winter time change...the paint shade is beautiful, well done tarting her up! Chrissie

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  9. Really lovely Cheryl! I've got a couple that need titivating too, will share with you too ...

    Love Claire xxx

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  10. Lovely! My Mum has the same wallpaper in her lounge!

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  11. A lovely job and looks very chic!! Xo

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  12. That is just beautiful and all the more so because it was a bargain.
    I used to make lamp shades at home years ago, the silk twisted one's, I expect you have seen them about.
    As for a glue gun, I don't seem to be very good with them, I always manage to get a string of glue on something it shouldn't be on. lol
    Briony
    xc

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    1. Love a bargain, not always good at finding them though, glue string problem here too xx

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  13. It's beautiful, Cheryl! I think you did a great job with it and it is definitely tarted up now. :)

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  14. Great idea love making the most of what you have. Looks great, job well done x

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  15. I don't think I could have made anything prettier than this! I love the way it is totally transformed by the paint colour and bobble trim. Bobble trim can be dangerously addictive, I find. Excellent job! xx

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  16. I love the makeover Cheryl, and the bobble trim is gorgeous! The painted base looks brilliant - Versailles is one of my fav AS colours.
    Gill xx

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  17. You've made a very good job! I just love the colour of the bobble trim (and the fact that it has bobbles!).

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  18. Quick little makeover and it adds so much charm. It looks great!

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  19. Looks really nice, I do love a bit of bobble trim! :) x

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