Friday, February 12, 2010

Lampshade revamp.....

As I mentioned yesterday I have had a lot of fun recovering a very boring old lampshade that I purchased at the oppy for $12.95 complete with base as well.
Before the cover was a satin back shantung in a yucky greeny goldy colour.
So, I set to work ripping off the old cover and replacing it with a gorgeous Laura Ashley print that I purchased from the USA last year. I have yards of this fabric (bought on ebay for an absolute bargain), so I will make some cushions to go with it too, eventually.

I began by making a template for each side with paper then I fussy cut out 6 bits of fabric, then glued them on with craft glue - I think it was the Spotlight brand - love it, very strong.
Then I added the braid along the side edges of the fabric first, then along the top and bottom to cover any raw edges.
I also added braid to the inside top and bottom to cover any bits of fabric and any mess from the previous cover! I think it turned out pretty well and for the sum of $40 including all fabric and braids etc...not bad at all!
Kathryn. XX

14 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Oh so not fair ! I knew you would do it beautifully it is fantastic !

sandra said...

thats gorgeous Kathryn, we all love a good op shop find don't we!

Siobhan said...

Very nice!!!

mariondee-designs said...

HI Kathrny, looks great! Can't remember the last time I covered a lamp.. dying to get back into it. Your fireplace is just amazing, sort of reminds me of those resorts you go skiing at! It will look beautiful when the fire's on and will be so cozy on that comfy lounge of yours! take care, Maryann

Busy As Can Be said...

That is so pretty! You did a great job!
Debbie

Bunny said...

Beautiful job you did. You must be proud of yourself way to go.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Looks good....So is the inner just paper or special paper???
I had tonnes of shades the meatl bits anyway and chucked them as never knew really how to cover them....You make it sound easy!

❦TattingChic said...

WOW! You did a totally awesome job! :)

Anna said...

I just need to do the same on one of my lamp shades. Thanks for the idea. Your works are so attractive an beautiful.

Rose Lane Graphics said...

Love the lamp, and also your spread in Homespun, i am really inspired now..Love your fabrics, bet you didn't buy them at Spotlight, there is noting in the way of fabric at the moment, or at Lincraft now i think about it,i might have to pop over to Gails, i need lots of pretties and i need them now!...

ittybittyandpretty said...

flippin hell woman that is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.
which room is it destined for?
xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a transformation! Such a lovely make-over kathryn.

BusyLizzie said...

that is lovely.. i have several old shades that could do with a revamp! You have inspired me! Lizzie

marie said...

Very lovely Kathryn....I'm walking around looking at my lampshades in a whole new light!
: )