Repurposed lamp shade for nursery

Decorating a nursery is such a loving project to undertake and being able to repurpose items that you already have to add personal touches can save you a lot of money. Rosy Red Buttons used an old lamp shade and transformed it into a beautiful fabric rose lamp for her nursery.


I' not a fan of silk flowers and didn't want to invest in quality ones that tend to look too cheesy. I do love the fabric flowers that have been going around and these fabric roses are really easy.

For the nursery lamp I picked three coordinating fabrics. The nursery is a dusty pink, grey and cream colour scheme, so I had the fabric on hand from other projects in the works.

I cut the fabric into varying lengths because I wanted to make the flowers different sizes.





Then I just glued the fabric roses onto the shade with hot glue. The shade was part of a lamp I bought but purchased another shade to go with the base. I kept this around because I loved the shape and knew it would be great for the vintage look I wanted. Wasn't digging the gold ricrac though.

It took a couple hours to cut the strips and roll the flowers. I love the grey satin with the cotton fabrics, and the different sizes. I love how it turned out! Totally ties all the fabrics in the room together.