Kelli at The Turquoise Piano made this gorgeous rosette quilt for her daughter’s crib using a $5 twin sheet from Wal-mart. The cost comes more in patience and perseverance in creating and sewing together all the little squares. However, it goes without saying that the end result is absolutely stunning! Kelli was inspired by the […Read More]
When decorating her daughters’ bedroom a few years ago, Charlie from Attempting Aloha fell in love with Pottery Barn Kids’ girly lampshades. She happened to have a little lamp that she had gotten on clearance at Target and knew it was due for a makeover. Charlie made ruffled flowers from strips of charmeuse and then […Read More]
Angie from Angie’s Roost had plans to make a pair of rosette-covered lampshades for the nightstands in her master bedroom. When a design challenge to recreate an item from Anthropologie came along, she kicked it into high gear and got her rosette making on. Angie first covered her inexpensive white shades with fabric so no white would be peeking through and then covered it with rosettes… lots and lots of rosettes. Angie doesn’t deny that this was a time-consuming process, but how pretty is her new shade???
Steph from Building This Nest had been craving some change to the throw pillows on her couch and loved the look of a pretty rosette pillow cover from Anthropologie. Unfortunately, $58 was definitely not in her budget for a cover alone, and she knew she could make it for way less. Using a $3 sheet from the thrift store, Steph sewed up a cover to fit a pillow form she already had and saved herself a pretty penny. Well, 5,500 pennies actually!
Crystal from Homemaker in Heels made a plain lampshade resemble a beautiful bouquet by covering it in burlap rosettes. The rosettes are crazy simple to make, requiring just a little rolling, twisting, and gluing, but make a huge visual statement. This is a great way to salvage an old shade that is showing some wear and tear or discoloration. All covered in rosettes no one would ever be the wiser!
Debbie from One Day at a Time finally tackled a project that had been lingering around her to-do list for way too long, a multipanel mirror inspired by Pottery Barn. Debbie constructed her mirror with particle board and trim. I am loving this DIY option since large mirrors can cost a small fortune and be a pain to find in just the right size. The multiple panels make it simple to customize to fit your space.
Meghan from Another Crafty Day gave a burlap drum shade an Anthropologie-inspired makeover with a bunch of felt blossoms. She already had tons of felt on hand, making it a natural choice for her flowers. However, you could definitely experiment with different fabrics to lend a more causal or formal feel to your shade. I […Read More]
With just some fabric and hot glue, Denise from The Painted Home transformed her ho hum lampshade into a flower-embellished beauty. Denise first wrapped her lampshade with burlap and then adorned it with clusters of fabric flowers. With all the different tutorials out there, you could have fun combining different types of blooms to create […Read More]