Monday, May 24, 2010
Hot N' Cold, In N' Out, Up N' Down, Before N' After
Hi all, hope you had a nice weekend!
The title of my blog post says it all. I bought this lamp about a year and a half ago. For awhile I thought the old faded shades were kind of cool. Not anymore. So I had to do something about it. The lamp is old and has pretty pearls hanging from it. It looks quite French. The original shades were stripes, but very faded.
Here is a list of things that I did for this project.
I dyed some muslin in coffee and let it dry. I took one of the shades and traced the outline on paper to make a pattern for the new shades. When the muslin was dry I stamped on it with a large background stamp. Then I traced the pattern onto the fabric, and cut it out. I sprayed glue onto the shade and wrapped it in the muslin.
Let that dry, and trimmed them in crinkled ribbon. Now the shades are much more to my liking. They look more updated, and go with my ever changing decor.
Spray glue is a bit tricky, and doesn't smell very nice, so if you try this make sure to do the gluing outdoors.
Today turned into an impromptu project just for me.
Now it's back to my regular scheduled projects for others. Lamp shades and crown orders to take care of.
Have a lovely week.
Chat again soon.