Monday, October 31, 2011




  
Most of my creative energy goes into decorating my home.  I want to 


show you my lastest addition......






The mini-chandelier in my studio was bought more for ambiance 


than lighting.  But it's charm was missing when I originally had


traditional white shades on it.  A bit stodgy!  One night, I just took 


them down and ripped off the fabric trying not to remember how much 


they cost!  Don't you just love doing that?  Taking something


apart with complete abandonment??  Staring at their poor


little skeletal shape I proceeded to create a new attitude for 


them!








Using a cotton, gauzy fabric (which I coffee stained), I sewed a


tube which I slipped over the frame.




I did a gathering stitch around the one end as that would help make


it more evenly distributed when gluing to the frame.  I'm afraid if you


didn't it would effect the attachment at the other end.  Get out


the ol' trusty glue gun and have at it!  Glue gathered top first


then glue the bottom.








This is the completed look.  I made the tube about 4 inches


wider than the base so that would leave a full look.  And I


made it taller so that I could play with the extra fabric, gluing it


to create a draped appearance.  The lining fabric now has a


more vintage feel. 










Now for the fun part.. and the part that takes the longest for me.


Wham!.. bam! decision making is NOT my forte!  Going through my


stash of vintage, crocheted doilies I found those that draped well 


and glued that over my base fabric.  Final decisions made were


to use burlap.. hey!  I washed it like I had read about it and it 


works!! ...  tulle, more of the coffee-stained lace, and I made


rosettes from silk.  Embellished those with pearls (would you


expect anything else from me??!!) and rhinestones.  Voila!!!!


I also made the cord cover and my back this morning is not


thanking me from the contortions I made to get it up there!


The price one pays for creativity!  It was worth it!!





2 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhhhh Kadee! This is the just the prettiest! I love it!! Great job Girlie!

    Happy Scary Day!

    Love,
    LuLu~*xoxo

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  2. Thanks so much, Lulu! I just bought 15 watt bulbs as anything higher got a bit too hot for the fabric. Gesh... don't want to burn the house down!

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