Monday, May 30, 2011

lamp shade redo diy

here's an easy diy that came about out of necessity at first....i had a boring white shade that could use a bit of a face lift....then became more necessary when my little guy got his chocolate covered fingers all over it....making it pretty ugly!

so in order to get this cute shade....

my little guy's handy work!  mucky hands!

all you really need is some fabric and spray glue

got my fabric from ikea....i think it was $3.99/meter

i just simply traced the shade's shape by rolling it and running a pencil along the side

added about 1/2 inch to that line, and cut it out

folded the edges back and ironed them, in an attempt to keep it slightly neater

sprayed in sections, pulling the fabric around, and clipping it in place until the glue dried

and voila!  i used a bead of hot glue on the top and bottom to secure the fabric on the inside of the shade and the back seam

thinking i might add some trim to the top and bottom to cover the shadow created from the fabric on the inside

all lit up!  shows the imperfect fabric lining the if i add the trim it'll probably fix that issue!

but even with that little shadow....i still love the shade!  it's a huge improvement, more unique than just white, and made a really inexpensive lamp - look a little more important and interesting!

i've got another lamp that i love, but that i'm not using right now, because my little guy, drew all over it!! so i think another fabric wrapped shade is in order!  i plan on doing a 'better' job on that one! :)

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