Happy Thursday everyone! It’s a dreary, wet day here in Wichita, and today I’m spending it getting my haircut and of course painting.
Do you remember a while back I showed you the ruffled lamp shade I did? Well, I came across another naked lamp, and I decided to give this baby a facelift!
Here is the before: my three dollar thrift store lamp
This method is a bit faster than the other shade, and the design is different. First of all, I decided to paint the lamp. I cleaned her up quite a bit (if you don’t get all of the dirt and grime off of a piece, the paint won’t stick).
Next I picked-up a canvas drop cloth at Lowe’s. I started cutting them into 1.5 to 2 inch-wide strips.
Then I took them all and ironed them to give them a fold, right down the middle.
I then started hot gluing the strips onto the naked shade.
I glued them on in every direction. And guys, there’s no wrong way to do this. You just want them to butt up against each other, so you don’t see the underlying shade.
Once one was on, I would open it up. I didn’t open all of them, I just wanted to give it some texture.
Just glue them on randomly. This takes awhile.
Once I got them all on, I went around and fluffed. I glued down pieces that were sticking up, and glued pieces together so the shade wouldn’t show.
Here is what it looks like when it’s all finished!
Ruffled Lamp Shade