The Lampshade Lady's Guide to Lighting Up Your Life

50 Custom Lampshades & Lamps

By Judy Lake; Kathleen Hackett
(Potter Craft, Hardcover, 9780307452320, 160pp.)

Publication Date: August 18, 2009

List Price: $27.50*
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"They Call Her The Lampshade Lady""
"When Judy Lake turns on a lamp, she doesn't just light up a room, she brings it to life. And with her help, you can too. Turn those boring old lampshades into perfect accents for your home decor. If you can cut and glue, you can renew and revive old shades, dress up flea market fabrics, and transform inexpensive basic frames into inspired designs that complement your home, style, and personality. From nightlights to table and floor lamps, sconces, and even chandeliers, "The Lampshade Lady's Guide to Lighting Up Your Life" will forever change the way you look at lampshades.
The Lampshade Lady shows you the basics of construction and gives you the skills and confidence necessary to let your imagination run wild. Materials like vintage postcards, classic children's books, baseball cards, heirloom photos, fabric, trim, and even simple embroidery thread produce surprising and delightful opportunities for creativity. From the stately Antique Map Shade to the charming Mama's Pretty Apron Shade to the To-Die-For French Fabric Shade, these fifty projects are sure to make you look at every lampshade in your home as a chance to create and re-create-all without breaking your budget. Plus, you'll learn how to make your own lamps out of even more thrifty finds like candlesticks, kerosene lamps, cowboy boots, and just about anything you can run a wire through. Discover how the Lampshade Lady's designs and ideas really will light up your life.



About the Author


Kathleen Hackett is the former executive book editor for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She has written for both the Pottery Barn Style series and Budget Livingbooks, as well as various other publications, including "Elle Decor". She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.
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