A few (okay, lots of) months ago, I bought some lamps for a client. They looked very different in real life to on the website, but we had been searching high and low for months, so I installed them anyway. As soon as I saw them in situ, I removed them!!! And... brought them home with me!
I chose some fabric earlier this month, and today decided to attempt to recover the lamp shades. I have plenty of ideas, but my execution on DIY projects is not always excellent. Thus, I generally leave the actual projects to Husband. I took a teaspoon of cement, hardened up, and took to the fabric with my scissors and some spray adhesive.
Lamp shade before:
Lamp shade after:
On the base:
I have to say, it was nowhere near as difficult as I had predicted. The fabric is not as even as I would have liked, but I'm sure four hands instead of two would have resolved that issue. I might enlist some help for the next shade, just to make sure the pattern is a bit straighter. I'm also wondering, even though this was the shade that came with the base, if a larger shade would be better??
Are you a DIY Do-er or DIY Director? I think this project has given me the confidence I need to tackle a couple of other projects. Are there any projects on your mind at the moment?
Have a great day and get to it!