Monday, January 20, 2014
A Raggedy Little Project
Yesterday...I shared this photo with you and asked if you knew what it might be.
Did anyone guess that is a lampshade?
You can see the lampshade before the makeover in the photo below. I had recovered it a couple years ago and there was nothing wrong with it, but it was time for something new!
I saw this idea online a while back and had been wanting to give it a try. When I was home sick last Thursday, I decided to tackle it while I was sitting around doing nothing. I started by stripping the fabric and lining off the shade, leaving just the wire form (which I forgot to take a picture of). I then raided my scrap basket and found several different fabrics and tore them into strips about an inch wide.
I then started tying them on the frame. This was easy, but very time consuming. I would say I spent between 2 and 3 hours tying the strips on! It was worth it though, since I love the finished product! Here it is after a few rows had been tied on.
And....here it is all finished!
I decided to add some pop-pom trim to the bottom to give it even more character.
It looks pretty with or without the light on...:)
And here it is at night.....:)
I just love how it turned out and the best thing is, it was free since I already had everything I needed for the project. I have another lamp shade I am thinking about redoing as well and hanging from the ceiling like a chandelier. So, what do you think of my raggedy little project?
Thanks for stopping by and until next time......