Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend!
I got a lot of work finished on my projects, and to prove it, I once again have sanded off all the skin on my thumb and I have a huge burn blister on my left pointer finger from the glue gun.
What can I say? I live a life of danger.
The child that wishes to remain anonymous and I spent a big chunk of the weekend on today’s project.
Remember this great old lamp I got at Goodwill awhile back? It was great except it was filthy and needed some polishing up.
Here is my Ruffled Lamp Shade Tutorial:
So I shined it up and added some antique gold Rub-n-Buff to some areas that wouldn’t shine up.
Next I needed a lamp shade. I had an old one down in the basement, but I couldn’t leave it as it was — it was too boring and it looked too new with the age of the lamp.
I needed a way to camouflage it.
I saw a ruffled lampshade in BH&G and thought I could pull it off myself. I went to Lowe’s and bought a big canvas drop cloth.
I cut out circles. A LOT of circles.
Gracie was helping.
A quick word about these circles … this is the most time-consuming step.
Once they’re cut, and you have a stack of circles, next you fold them in half.
Then into quarters.
If you remember, these are the same steps I used to make the Felt Wreath.
Next you use your hot glue gun and randomly start gluing them onto the shade. I would place some vertically and some horizontally just to get a better texture.
This also takes a while to do (and pay attention to what you’re doing and try not to watch Ryan Seacrest interviewing the Kardashians or you could burn the ever-lovin’ crap out of your finger. Just sayin. It could happen).
Now this is a pretty easy project. It is just time consuming. You could stretch this over a couple of days to complete.
This is the finished project!
I was really happy with the way it turned out.