I'm ever so slowly ridding my house of all things from Mr. T's bachelor pad (okay, not that slowly...but it has been 7 years for heaven's sake).
This week...get some "new lamps" for the living room makeover.
get your lamp (you know...the one you have but hate)
buy 15" Pottery Barn lamp shades at NPS for $8.
spray paint the gold parts ORB and then to cover your big mess...spray paint the inside heirloom white (cause you have it all on hand:)
(forgot to take pics of this process so try and follow along:)
Roll out some Christmas paper with the white facing up...lay your tapered drum shade on the paper and mark the middle at the top and bottom. as you roll your shade to the right and then to the left...trace along with a pencil.
Cut out the "pattern" and pin it to the wrong side of your fabric...then cut out your fabric.
big hint: if you want the fabric to fold over the top of the shade...cut your pattern an inch bigger at the top and bottom...I am adding trim so I cut it to size.
glue your start on the seam with fabric glue, then using a spray adhesive...spray a small section and roll the fabric over...make sure it lines up with the top and bottom and rub smooth.
when you get back around to the start...
cut off the extra fabric and glue a hem and then glue your hem down.
step 7: be amazed that you just covered a tapered drum shade.
hot glue on some trim.
spray paint the base with your ORB.
remind yourself about the
enjoy your "brand new" lamp!
base: previously owned
Spray paint: previously owned
Total cost: $13
Step 11: go spend the $33 dollars you saved by not buying one of these pottery barn shades!
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