Making the Season Bright(er)

Making the Season Bright(er)

I’m using my Christmas break to finish a few of the 1.7 million unfinished projects I have around the house.  So today my eye fell upon the brass lamp that gave me so much trouble a few months ago.

This time, I decided to, like, get some directions on how to cover the lampshade right!  These were the ones that worked best for me.  As I read the instructions, I was thinking, “It can’t be that easy.”  But it was!  I used a fairly forgiving spray adhesive, and here’s the result!

 

If you decide to cover a lampshade yourself, here are a couple tips:

  • The directions on the link say to make a paper pattern.  If you do this before you shop for fabric, you’ll know exactly how much you’ll need.
  • It does take a fair bit of fabric, especially if the angle from the top to bottom of your shade is wide.  However, you will have a decent amount leftover, so you could make a matching accessory for your room!
  • I actually didn’t make a pattern (I didn’t have big enough paper) – I just drew right on the fabric.  This worked out okay but I should have erased the pencil marks after I cut it out!  Oops!
  • After you’ve stuck the fabric to the shade, you may want to go around the top & bottom with scissors and even out the parts you’ll fold over.

And no matter what you celebrate, I hope you are all warm, happy, fed, loved, and peaceful today and every day!  Thanks for stopping by and best wishes from RedoPalooza!

About Missey

Thanks for stopping by RedoPalooza! I'm Missey, a Missourian who loves thrift store shopping, spray painting, upcycling, et cetera. I sell a bit on eBay and have training as a life coach. I'd love to hear your comments, ideas, and questions!

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