Wow, two hours later I am quite pleased with the way my first lampshade redo turned out. I used a lampshade that was looking beat up, fabric and trim I had on hand and hot glue. Oh, and, of course, the inspiration of many bloggers who have done this before like Sherry, Penny and Sonya. I did use Sherry from Creations From My Heart’s tutorial, which I had up on my laptop as I went along.
This is the shade I started with. I used the iron to soften up the glue holding the top and bottom bindings on the shade so I could pull them off. It looks even uglier at this point.
I made the pattern as Sherry mentions and cut out my fabric. I even ironed it and I hate ironing.
Then started gluing the pieces of fabric on one section at a time until I wound up with this.
Trimmed out the sections.
Then trimmed out the top. The bottom was getting a beaded trim that I’d had for a couple of years now just waiting for a project. Then, as Sherry describes, just glue your trim over that on the bottom.
I think you can see the toile fabric better when the light is off.
Love it! I am just so pleased with the way it turned out. I love that it is in my craft/sewing room because I need the extra light in here and how fitting that something “creative” I made will help me in further creating!
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