I know some of you are saying repaint your walls...well can't do that just yet. The FR and kitchen are all one room and I don't want to repaint until I get new kitchen cabinets and a new counter top...remember the part about it not costing a ton????
What's a girl to do in the meantime? Well switch out lampshades and pillow covers! I had some leftover burlap from another project (to be added to the blog later) and decided to try and cover a lampshade with it. Here is how I did it.
Love the lamp - just tired of the red shade.
I realized in order to use this shade I would have to line the burlap or you would see the red when the light was turned on. I decided to save fabric (actually it's because I'm lazy) and use another shade.
Start with a glass of wine, oh and your fabric, scissors, glue gun and a bit of patience (the wine helps with that)
I allowed for 2 inches to hem the top and bottom of the fabric and an inch to overlap around at the end.
I hemmed and glued as I went along - doing the top and the bottom at the same time.
The only tricky part for me was around the top of the lamp - getting around the arms(?). I cut the fabric so I could lay it flat around the arms.
Once I had glued all the way around, I went back and glued any puckers and tried to make it as smooth as possible.
Voila! A new lamp.
Here a re a few other lamp related updates. I just trimmed two plain shades with burlap trim that I picked up at the local fabric store.
so much better don't you think?