Last year, I had black lamp shades on the lamps in my kitchen/ dining area. They were cool shades – a nice blue Asian inspired pattern on the inside that showed through with the light on. However, they were not quite “springy” enough for my new vision for the space.
So, I put the shades on my family room lamps and decided to buy new plain white shades for these and recover them with blue fabric.
I simply wrapped the fabric around and secured it with fabric glue. The hardest part was clamping it place while the glue dried and being patient as it dried.
Then, to hide the unfinished edges of the fabric, I glued ribbon around the inside on the top and bottom. Again, securing in place with some plastic clamps.
Remeber that such edges are visible from certain angles, even though they are on the inside.
Tada! A new, more vibrant shade.
Tomorrow, I will talk about how I ATTEMPTED to embellish it.