Creative Envy

Monday, October 12, 2009, 9:51 pm
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My friend Regan recently hired me to do some custom work for her awesome condo. I installed everything today and I am so happy with how it all came out (exhale). Let’s just say this girl has some amazing taste and my heart was skipping a few beats as I was tearing the original trim off of her Anthropologie lamp shade and cutting into the Amy Butler fabric. There was no room for error here cuz she went top notch all the way. It was totally worth it as the pictures speak for themselves.

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Knowing that I had never before recovered a lamp shade nor made a Roman shade in my life, I adopted the philosophy patented by my mother of “Ehhh, I’ll figure it out.” If it hadn’t been for the interwebs, that lamp shade probably would have come out quite different. (“Regan, it’s ABSTRACT.”)

I did figure out the Roman shades on my own, doing some close investigation of the IKEA ones I have in my bedroom. I will post a step-by-step tutorial on that soon. In the mean time, if you need a good visual tutorial for the lamp shade, this is what I used. Word of advice: do not attempt to use spray adhesive on a lightweight piece of fabric outside on one of the windiest days of the season.

Fabrics used:
Amy Butler’s Floating Buds in Grey
Alexander Henry’s Birdsong in Multi
Joel Dewberry’s Bloom in Sand

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LOVE these shades. If the tutorial you post scares me (which is likely), I may attempt to hire you to make me a roman shade. 🙂

Comment by Rini

Of course you figured it out! Carrie, it all looks perfect. The fabric is just amazing, we have to check out that shop.

Comment by Christina

You did a terrific job! I particularly love the fabrics for the lampshade and the kitchen roman shade. I’ve been meaning to try and find the guts to even try to make a roman shade from scratch . . . sigh . . .

Comment by Paulette

Beautiful! You “figured it out”!
luv, mom

Comment by Mom

Carrie–everything looks FANTASTIC! Oh, how you inspire me.

Comment by Jenn

Love the shades…good work!

Comment by Ashley

Totally drooling over here. The fabric you used is amazing and the results are so lovely! I really am in love with the bloom fabric in sand.

Comment by Kelly

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