Lampshade redo

lampshade_recover_redoI was given this cute lamp for my birthday a few years ago but it never really went with my decor. So when I saw some beautiful fabric on sale at spotlight I just knew a redo was in order.

lampshade_redo_coverI pulled the lamp a part and sprayed the base white with my favourite white etching primer.I masked the cord to make sure it didn’t get sprayed. I was very glad at how easy the pink dots came off with some nail polish remover.

lanpshade_redo_recover My lamp shade came apart so I was able to lie it on the fabric and draw around the shade. If I had thought about this properly I would have realised that I had to leave about 2 cm extra to allow for the curve of the shade. But I didn’t so my lampshade fabric didn’t meet up as it should have.

I used a spray adhesive to spray the shade and the fabric.

I then rolled the fabric on the shade rubbing it with my hands to get it all smooth.

lampshade_redo_recover This is what my lamp should have looked like.

Plan B: get out the hot glue gun and some black ribbon (yeah for craft supplies).

I put hot glue all around the top/ bottom/ seam then I sprayed the ribbon with spray adhesive and pushed the ribbon onto the shade. I used my cool wooden pegs as mini clamps.

I now have a beautiful new lamp for very little money I only used about 1/4 of the fabric I bought and a few hours work.

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