The first 'piece' I'm going to share with you is the bedside lamp. I saw this idea on a great blog I love reading called The Pleated Poppy. Here is a link to her post: pleated poppy lampshade tutorial.
And here's my version:
The lamp base was $10 at WalMart (Better Homes & Gardens line) which I spray painted with Krylon Satin Catalina Mist. The lamp shade I found at Goodwill - it went with this lamp base and was in BAD shape! The base I turned into a lamp for our office/sewing room...
I think I spent $3 on it? I stripped off all the fabric shade and then (my Dad) gave it a light coat of white paint. I used strips of fabric from the Riley Blake "Penny Lane" line. This fabric is the inspiration for the whole room - my wonderful Mom is making baby #2 a quilt with these fabrics so I thought it was a great starting point! Using the tips in the Pleated Poppy tutorial, I just tore a BUNCH of strips of fabric and tied in between each 'bone' of the existing lampshade.