Friday, August 20, 2010
lamp shade revamp
Remember my teapot lamp? It has been on my kitchen counter for years. I keep a low watt bulb in it and it stays on all the time. I threw the shade away when we moved (dumb) and had a heck of a time finding a new one for it. Who would have thought it would be so hard? I probably bought and returned at least a half-dozen or better. I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the one I finally kept. I don't even remember where I bought it, but I think gave $2.99 for it. It was white and had black piping around the top and bottom. I still wasn't happy with it, but it was the best I could find. (the original shade was more of a bell shape, but I haven't been able to find one the right size) So anyway - I decided it needed help.
I had a set of fat quarters of 'vintage' fabric (that was just the name of the line, they were new fabrics)
I bought several different kinds of trim - I only ended up using two so I have extra for the next project.
Picked 6 different fabrics
One for each section
Out came the spray adhesive (I really hate using that stuff - kicks off a migraine every time, but I needed my lampshade re-vamped! I sprayed outside in the garage and tried not to breathe until I got back inside) also got out the glue gun.
Cut, sprayed, glued.
What do you think? The shade is still probably a little large for the lamp but it's so cute now, I don't care! :) This isn't a very good picture - the shade isn't as large as it appears!
Have a great weekend!
ps - it is thundering here - I refuse to go out and drag the trash can back in the garage because if I do I know for sure it won't rain so I'm leaving it out!