Extreme Lace Make-Over

I have an extreeeeeme collection of vintage lace doileys and have been racking my brains for projects to do with them, they are so pretty and have so much work in them.  I really hate the idea of cutting them up in any way…..So the other day I had a brainwave!

I loosely sewed them together to make a half curtain (top) and a lampshade cover (above)….a simple idea…and when I am fed up with them, they will be easy to take down and re-use without causing any damage!I think they look pretty impressive too!What do you think?


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  1. Liz
    2nd July 2011 / 7:01 pm

    Must make a lovely pattern on your wall – great idea!Liz

  2. Anonymous
    2nd July 2011 / 4:16 pm

    Ooh, I love it!! Thanks for inspiring.Much love!

  3. Vintage Amethyst
    30th June 2011 / 4:54 pm

    Oohh what a fab idea & so pretty too!loveAlisonx

  4. Anonymous
    30th June 2011 / 10:22 am

    Brilliant idea. I love the curtain. I might try to use that as well for our outdoor writing shed. xx

  5. Annika
    30th June 2011 / 9:35 am

    Great idea! I love the curtain!

  6. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    30th June 2011 / 7:39 am

    This looks really gorgeous, love it!

  7. ebru
    30th June 2011 / 7:23 am

    They are very very lovely! I have a lot left from Grandma and afraid to do anything with them. But I will see them like this and no harm done! Really a brilliant idea! Ebru 🙂

  8. Rosa Lily (Pen)
    30th June 2011 / 6:35 am

    Simple ideas always work x

  9. Miss Holly
    30th June 2011 / 2:11 am

    Happy…love it! I saw a great idea on a site the other day!! A bunting!! This one was fabric pieces and every other was a lace piece but I think an all lace bunting would be beautiful..can't you stiffen lace with a product …like they do when making crocheted snowflakes??? Might be really cool!!

  10. Ava
    29th June 2011 / 10:05 pm

    Love love love the clever lamp xx Ava

  11. trashsparkle
    29th June 2011 / 10:00 pm

    A really pretty effect – a bit psychedelia-meets-miss-haversham!

  12. pam
    29th June 2011 / 9:53 pm

    Wonderful idea! I have the same and lots of kitschy linen too. thousands of ideas but complicated, yours looks like you could achieve it in a fairly easy amount of time. Thanks for the inspiration Happy Girl!

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