Happy White Wednesday!
It feels to have the time to be able to participate in one of my favorite link parties.
If you have a love for anything white, then this is a party for you.
Thank you Kathleen at Faded Charm for hosting White Wednesday every week!
The other day I showed a lampshade that I
made covered using some of my vintage white linens. I had a request for a tutorial, but I feel kind of bad because I really didn't make the shade as much as I just enhanced one I already had on hand.
I am here to show you a new one I made yesterday and to tell you that you CAN TOO!
As you can see I start with a shade that is already put together, but needs some love.
I lay the shade down on the fabric and make my pattern on the fabric, rolling from end to end.
I leave a little extra in case I need it.
I used a small shade this time because it goes faster.
I normally do not use bright blue markers, but I wanted you to see how I made the pattern.
I found these little clothes pins in the office section of Walmart and they work perfect for holding the material while I glue the top and bottom on. First I pin the fabric on to make sure it fits and then I cut off any extra fabric. I use a glue gun and glue the bottom first, pulling tight as I go. Then I glue the top adjusting it so the fabric fits tight on the shade.
As you can see, I mostly work while sitting at my computer, how else would I get some reading done. I am also known to work during TV commercials.
This seam is the hardest to get tight and straight. I must state that I am doing this for my own home and not for resale. I have learned to be happy with doing my best and the next one is always better than the last.
I use different trims for both the top and bottom of the shades. I have used such trims as; laces, buttons, paper roses, pom pom's and whatever else I have in the house.
The ruffle and rose trim are premade and I bought them both at Joann Fabrics.
I glued the buttons on the top of the shade and a ruffle on the bottom.
I decided a ribbon bow and some paper roses from Michael's were necessary as a final touch. I think my new shade turned out adorable and it looks perfect in my office.
I hope you like my enhanced shade and maybe you will try to make one too!
I am linking to Faded Charm for White Wednesday,
Restore Interiors for Restored It Wednesday,
Air Your Laundry Friday at Freckled Laundry.
Have a wonderful day and thank you for reading to the end of my post to find out who won the CSN giveaway!
And the WINNER is:
Congrats, I will email you with the details, happy shopping.