I hit the local Target store and picked up a rectangle shade that would compliment the lamp nicely. I think I paid about $12 for it. Nice shape but boring, boring, boring.
I happened to have some vintage bark cloth curtains at home that I've been planning to make pillows out of for some time. I picked them up at a local antique shop last year. I love the colors and the pattern looks to be an oriental bonsai motif.
Step 1: Wash and iron fabric.
Step 2: Cut fabric for each side of the shade. If using a drum shade you can cut one piece to cover the entire shade. If the top of the shade is tapered then your fabric will end up more of a 'C' shape. Step 3: Attach the fabric to the shade using spray adhesive. Follow the directions on the can.
Step 4: Attach bias tape to cover the edge of the fabric that was folded over the inside of the lamp shade. This will give your shade a clean, finished look. I used a product called Liquid Stitch to secure the bias tape.
|Oooooh, doesn't that look nice!|
Step 5: Lastly, I added great chartreuse trim to cover the seams where the fabric meets at the corners of the shade. I used Liquid Stitch to attatch the trim.
So overall, I ended up spending about $25 for the shade and all of the fabric, trim, bias tape and adhesives. I think it turned quite stunning for a quick weekend project.
'Til we meet again,