I've had this lamp FOR.EV.ER. The base used to be an odd (but pretty shade of green). I loved the green, but it clashed with my walls when they were green, so I painted it silver, and sponged some charcoal stain to make it look older.
Now, it's time to change the shade. This is so super easy (and I was in a bit of a hurry), so I didn't take pictures of each step, but I think you'll get the idea!
All you need is:
ruffles (I used about 4-5 yards)
First, you have to make your ruffles, which is also super duper easy. Cut your strips of fabric at about 1 - 1.25 inches wide. (A strip that is 1.5 yards long will give you about 30" of ruffle.) On your sewing machine, set both your stitch length and tension to the HIGHEST number (or the LONGEST stitch and TIGHTEST tension setting). Now, simple sew down the center, and the fabric will ruffle itself.
With your ruffles, start about 1/4" above the bottom of your shade, and glue your ruffle all the way around. I lined the ends of my ruffle up with the seam that runs from the top to the bottom of my shade. You also don't need to put a whole line of glue. I found that just a few dots, about 3" apart worked just fine. Then, just keep adding rows of ruffles until.the shade is covered!
I like it so much better, now!
Want to make one of these, but don't have a sewing machine to make the ruffles? Email me! And, don't forget about my Flickr group - I'd love to see your creations!
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