Guest post by Anna Bruce
My husband and I just moved into our first home and I’m having so much fun decorating it! But as many young couples, just starting out, we are flat broke. So no extra moolah to spend on fancy, smancy shades. Enter Pinterest! I was browsing around Pinterest when I found a tutorial on recovering lamp shades with fabric. “BRILLIANT!” I thought to myself! So, off I go to Fabric.com to get some material. It was a total “God thing” that I just happened to find a great lamp at a yard sale for $5! It was in great shape, it was just in a hideous gold color. So I spray painted the lamp with white paint first. Then it was on to the shade…
Well, as most of my experiences with Pinterest projects go, they never quite look like the tutorial photos. So I was getting frustrated when I was trying to wrap the fabric around my drum shade and it wouldn’t lay straight because the shade was slightly smaller at the top than at the bottom. So, I decided to make strips of fabric and lay them on top of each other for this project.
I loved how it turned out! I am definitely going to try this on some other lamps in the future. Just do me a favor and make your life so much simpler by buying a drum shade that is the same size at the top as it is at the bottom! It will make your project much quicker!
Anna Bruce can be found snapping photos and having the time of her life being creative over at Anna Bruce Photography. She is the sister of Jennifer @ Conversaving.