Friday, October 16, 2009

Shine a little light ...



This lampshade project was featured in the book Thriftychic by Liz Bauwens and Alexandra Campbell. It is a great way to use a button collection. I thought I had a lot of buttons, but this lampshade took over 300 buttons. It is composed of mostly vintage buttons, but I ended up buying a few new ones too.



I really do like the uniqueness of this lampshade.

You can buy lampshade frames on-line at the Lamp Shade Shop. I used a lamp shade that I had and just removed the existing fabric.



There are several other projects in this book that I plan on doing including a painted display cabinet.

Happy weekend!

14 comments:

Kate said...

This is so awesome! What a great way to show off your collection. I can't believe the shade took 300 buttons...it doesn't look like that much, but I guess it adds up.

summer pickles said...

I love this! Sorry, feel like I am almost stalking you, leaving this comment on flickr, and here too, but this is gorgeous!!!! I would love to see a photo of it with the light switched on.. ?
Gorgeous - nice work!!!
Hannah

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

How cool is this! Love it. I have a small button jar but can see I need to start adding to it :)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Beautiful. What a fun idea.

dropstitchknitter said...

What a neat project!

amanda said...

Wow! Lily would love one of these!

MadMad said...

That is really cute! 300 buttons, though! Wow!

gay said...

i love this is is adorable and a wonderful way to showcase the vintage buttons i would also like to see it with the light switched on! great job

t does wool said...

very cool lampshade!!

Ally Johnston said...

I love buttons and this certainly gives you a unusual way to show them all off. It looks great.

Gabriela said...

Bravo!
i loved so much your own versions.
the buttons, absolutely lovely, a treasure!
congrats :D

Line said...

you are so creative, great blog!!!!!!!!

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

What a fabulous project ;)

Lea said...

It looks great! I have a blog about recycling different kind of materials and I really would like to show your beautiful lampshade in my blog. www.kiertoidea.blogspot.com.