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Lampshade Turned Mad,..hatter That Is

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Wanted to have a subtle "Alice in Wonderland" theme and was able to come up with this idea after finding an old lampshade in my garage. It was just waiting for me to find it again. I then went on a search for an antique lamp base. Some yarn and another piece of a broken lampshade and voila'. Mad Hatter floor lamp
  • Kimberly Barney
    Kimberly Barney Clarksville, TN
    on Jun 5, 2013

    That would make a wonderful decoration at a little girl's birthday party.

  • Phash
    Phash Dorado, PR
    on Jun 25, 2013

    Hey could you tell us how you made it? It's so pretty and subtle and it's exactly what I want for my Woderland room :)

  • Bambi
    Bambi Shelton, WA
    on Jun 25, 2013

    I sure can :) it's an inverted lamp shade with a left over hoop from another destroyed lampshade. I took some floral wire and wired the hoop to the small part of the other lampshade. Then I found the color yarn I wanted and just wrapped it. The ribbon was very useful to cover up the area I couldn't wrap. The lampstand part was a little more tricky as I had to rewire and run the light to the other side of the lampshade. I'll post a pic. I also had to find a connector to fit the old lamp to the new lamp parts. It should be alot easier with newer lampstands. I am sorry I am not very good at instructing as I am improvising. I hope this helps, if you have any more questions, please ask away and I'll do my best to answer them..

  • Phash
    Phash Dorado, PR
    on Jun 26, 2013

    Okay, I'm sorry but what is floral wire? Where can I get it? And thank you so much- your explanation really helped me see how it was because now I realize I hadn't even thought about inverting it :P

  • Bambi
    Bambi Shelton, WA
    on Jun 26, 2013

    it's thin bendable wire you can find anywhere, think I got mine at Walmart. Any bendable wire would do. It's just to attach the bottom hoop, so it's need to be stiff enough to stay put. The more you get in there and play around with it, the more it'll make sense.

    • Tracy Jo
      Tracy Jo Canada
      on Jan 18, 2015

      @Bambi That is funny, what a happy mistake. It adds so much to the overall look. Thanks for the quick reply, and thanks for the post I will let you know how it turns out.

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