I stopped by the local thrift shop the other day. As usual, I failed to walk out empty handed. A five-dollar vintage pottery lamp in a sunny shade of yellow came home with me. Love the lamp — not so crazy about its plain white lamp shade. Time for a little upcycling project...
I decided to transform the shade using a flower and leaf patterned paper with a bark cloth vibe. This paper is actually a vintage curtain panel. Did you know that back in the 1940s and 50s, they manufactured draperies for the home out of paper? Seriously.
Within 30 minutes, a lovely decoupaged shade was sitting atop my new/old lamp. Doesn't it look sweet?
I have used this paper curtain for other crafty pursuits. Back in 2009, it helped to elevate a black domed lunch box that I found at the very same thrift store.
And last year at the same shop, I discovered an old lighted makeup case. Its white vinyl, faux alligator exterior had seen better days. The paper and more Mod Podge saved the day.
Sadly, I have just about used up the curtain panel. I must keep my eye out for more as they are perfect for decoupage projects.
That's it for now. Wishing you all a happy and safe weekend.