Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ruffled Love

I have been doing a lot with ruffles lately.  It's kind of like when I got on a rosette obsession, only now everything I own has ruffles AND rosettes!  I think the hubs is starting to worry that our house is turning a bit too girly for his manly taste.  I say... it looks pretty:)  Anyway, my first ruffle project I sort of cheated.  I didn't actually make the ruffles but I still think it turned out SOOO fantastic!

I took this adorable shabby lamp that I found at the Goodwill and made it even better.  I loved the chippy blue paint but the shade was just so plain.  All I did was buy 3 yards of ruffles (you can find it in the fabric/ribbon section of any craft store) and started wrapping.  The greatest part is, when you buy the pre-made ruffles, although they are more expensive, the edges are all finished so you don't have to take the time to sew them all.  It was a HUGE time saver!

Check out how pretty my shabby chic (or as the hubs would say, raggy shaggy) lamp turned out:

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season!


  1. You have motivated me to do more home made projects. I have made some rosette headbands, a wreath for my front door, and a diaper cake. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Oh yay Kristen! So glad you are DIYing! It is so much fun and then you have completely unique things:)