Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Taarrrraaahhhh! Those Lampshades!

Finally, I get to show you the lampshades I wove for our large church entrance hall foyer! We have been updating the look of the reception area - It was my job to weave 8 lampshade covers from posters we have used at our church over the past years!
You may recognise the red strips as coming from Alpha Course posters and if you look carefully, you can make out the outline of Aaron Mcilroy! He recently spent a touching and hilarious Sunday evening with us at our church!I started with a rectangle of poster 2m wide and 1m long. I left a border on the top and the bottom of the poster and then measured, marked and cut strips lengthwise.The crosswise strips were cut from other posters. I divided them out evenly between the lampshades, to try and get a fairly even colour mix. These were woven through and then secured on the back with strips of packaging tape. This lot was sent to the lampshade manufacturers who did the manufacturing and the installation! The rest of the entrance area has been jazzed up with brightly recovered ottomans and the reception desk has had a huge makeover from an orangy wood laminate to this:
If you look carefully you will see that we painted some of the large walls green and then painted strips of sealer over to give a textured look.
Previous mentions of this project here and here

12 comments:

Anabel Fournier said...

Wooow!!!! they look wonderful and I love the rest of the look, especially the bright colored seats!

Freshly Found said...

Thanks Anabel! We have a lot of fun working together on the team.

Estelle said...

My goodly gracious me. I am honoured to know you! How phenomenal!
I bet God is just delighted with what you have done ♥

Leslie said...

Your lampshades turned out fabulously!!! Fantastic job!

eco-stylista said...

Whata great project! The lampshades look amazing!

kat said...

Great job, love your injection of colour into the space.

elk said...

the shades pull it all together ...you should be happy as they look amazing!

elk said...

ps ...love the post title ;))

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Dizzy said...

Love the revamp! What a church reception!

Down Pillow said...

Love those! They make such a beautiful statement :)

Jesse said...

Absolutely lovely!