Monday, April 5, 2010

Favorite Finds Finally Get Used

I bought a bag of felt flowers from one of my favorite antique/junk stores over 6 years ago. Someone had put so much work into adding sequins to several of the flowers. You could tell from the sequin package in the bag that this was a really old project that never got finished! Once I planned to use them to decorate a pillow in a white and beige room we had in our old house. Now I’m glad I waited—I needed something special to renew a worn out lampshade in our guest room.
I first covered the shade with some pink fabric. Then I decided to use some antique buttons and beads as the flower centers to help blend the flowers in with pink fabric and the other tones in the room. I attempted to sew the beads and buttons with the flowers onto the shade but quickly resorted to a glue gun.
I’m sharing this at the following parties:
The Girl Creative

Show and Tell Green


  1. very cute!
    your ministry sounds so neat-a retreat ministry for missionaries!
    what a cool way to use your gifts..
    thanks for linking up to "AP Tuesdays"-hope to see you next week~

  2. Very fun. I think this is an idea I could use.

  3. Talk about waiting a long time for the perfect project for your supplies. Hihi, I shouldn't talk, I've got lots of these hiding around in my stuff at my moms house. They will have to wait even longer.
    Your lamp is beautiful.
    Found you at Anti-Procrastination Tuesday.

  4. absolutely delightful! I love this! Hope to see you back at my place. I have become a follower and hope that you will do the same. until later...



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