Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dressing up the Sconces

 Hi there friends...
Well I couldn't just leave well enough alone...every time I looked at the sconces above my tub they just looked lost against the new lighter paint color. 
So... I decided to change them up and give them a more country french look.
 Here's how I did it...
 I bought these plain shades in Hobby Lobby... they sell them in the fabric section. They have them in different shapes and sizes.
 The best part is they have a ready made template wrapped around the shade to make cutting the fabric easy!!
I need all the help I can get with that part lol!

 I knew I wanted to use a check fabric so I found this small green check fabric in Hobby Lobby and then added the shaggy trim around the bottom...I also added a small cream braided trim to the top to give it a more finished look...(and to hide my imperfections!)
 Remember the before...
 Now for the after...
  Love the new look...and it only cost me $20!! 
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35 comments:

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

So pretty, Martina! The updated shades add a nice touch of color and texture to the sconces.

Ron said...

What a perfect update! Ooooo la la! xo

ANNE said...

That looks beautiful - great idea!

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Oh, honey,you should be a designer! These look so pretty! Love how you finished the shade and they just sing in your room!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Perfection, Martina! The sconces are beautiful.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great updates!

NanaDiana said...

THAT is the perfect finishing touch, Martina. It gives them a bit more "weight" and I love your fabric and trim choices. They look GREAT! xo Diana

chateau chic said...

Oh yes, your new shades made such a difference. Love the fringe around them too.
Mary Alice

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Great job on the sconces-love the checks!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

What a smart little update! Those details make such a difference!

Deserae said...

The new shades look great....love the check fabric and fringe :o)
~Des

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

They are perfect! I love the new look.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Such a great update Martina, they really stand out now!

mzzbev said...

So lovely especially in your beautiful bathroom. I'd want to bathe in that tub all day :) -Bev

Suzan Sweatman said...

Soooo pretty Martina!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Beautiful Martina!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The shades are wonderful and I love the checks.

Olive said...

Well done you.

Ramon Valdez said...

Martina, I love this idea, I might be stealing it for un upcoming project, thank you so much for the inspiration.
Ramon
Rowhouseblog.com

Gail said...

They look beautiful Martina! Love the fabric!! Enjoy your day, Gail

S said...

Great finishing touch!

Kelly said...

Isn't Hobby Lobby wonderful? I love how you made those. They really add more personality to your sconces that way. Thanks for the tutorial.

Elaine Turner said...

I LOVE what you did with the shades...looks very professional and high end!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Those are beautiful...and oh so French Country!!!
Great job..and great idea!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a simple solution that provides a big impact! I love what you did with the shades. Too cute!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

They came out great and you saved tons of money!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Martina, what a great new look! I'm just crazy about the checks, what a fantastic transformation!

Suzanne said...

Your sconces match your blog header! I love all the new updates in your master. I am working on some, too, but it will probably take a while. Hope you're well!

Leslie Harris said...

I love checks ! It was the perfect addition Martina.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Martina, Beautiful Before but just stunning After. Love the fabric and fringe!!
Hugs

Junkchiccottage said...

Martina,
I love the before but the after is stunning. What a difference a shade makes in your bathroom. Love your new lamp shades. Very pretty.
Kris

My Forever Changing Home said...

They show up much better. Love this idea too! Great job!

Scribbler said...

Very pretty! The shades really add a lot of style.

Cynthia said...

Oh Martina, these are adorable!!! We don't have a HL here but I bet I can find these at JoAnn's or Michaels. We won't have sconces in the new house. I'm wondering if they can be found in larger sizes???

Cynthia

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

OMG, they look SO good! I love the fabric AND the trim!!! Perfect!

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