Sometime ago, I shared with you a big crochet doiley made for a friend with the intention of turning it into a lamp shade. Well, recently, I found myself at their home and caught sight of the lit lampshade. So, I couldn't resist taking some photo of it to show you.
I also examined how she creatively shaped it into a bowl shape. I understand she starched it well and draped it over a bowl till it dried up.
Afterwards, she lined and stitched a net clothing underneath.
The cherry top of the lampshade is actually a ping pong ball which she cleverly painted to match the wooden stand.
If I have an old lampshade stand in need of a shade, I would definitely like to try a project like this one. The light that shines through the lacey shade just gives the room a lovely cosy feel:)
If my clever friend happens to read this post... please know that we were at your home while you weren't around and I've evidently enjoyed your artwork ;P