My mom and I had so much fun making this lamp shade, well actually, my mom took over and pretty much did all the work while I watched. We always manage to stay busy while we are at “work”.
We have a whole bucket of crystals that we use for chandeliers and antique lamps. I sat and dug through the bucket while she glued away. After she finished hot gluing all the burlap to the old metal frame I added the finishing touch,sparkles! I decided to put the shade on a vintage lamp and it sits on the dresser in my master bedroom now. I love it! Pretty cute, if I do say so myself.
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My mom is a DIY kind of gal. When I was a kid I remember trips to thrift stores, strolling the hardware store isles, and of course spending hours feeling fabric at the yardage shop. She was constantly transforming bargain buys into treasures for our home. With a fresh coat of paint or a new slipcover, she gave old furniture new life. We have always enjoyed being creative together and in 2008 we turned our hobby and passion into a business.
Alchemy fine living is a creative business. We offer furniture painting services, upholstery, and custom slipcovers. We also sell a few hand crafted items on Etsy.
I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom, Connie, taught me from a young age how to spot a deal at a flea market or a thrift shop. She could always spot the hidden potential of an old, worn out piece of furniture. I learned to sew when I was four years old and all through the years I helped my mom with DIY projects around the house.
In 2008 she & I turned our hobby into a business. We re-do old furniture and hand craft items for sale in our Etsy store. For those who, like us, love to DIY we offer lots of tips and advice in our tutorial videos. We also offer furniture painting, upholstery, and sewing services for those who don't want to tackle the project themselves.