29 Oct Free Lampshade Re-do
Trashing – the act of picking junk out of people’s roadside trash late at night.
I’ll admit it. I liked it. I went for the first time Thursday night, and actually came home with something – a perfectly good, but outdated lampshade! It has a great shape – a drum shade, but tall. We made a trip to Ikea this weekend, and I came home with some gray printed fabric to re-do my shade.
It honestly wasn’t too difficult to recover – I simply hot-glued the new fabric around the top and bottom edges. The trickiest part was the edging. I made my own bias tape out of a left-over white sheet that had already been cut up. I hot glued it around the edges, and voila – a “brand new” lamp shade!
I then dismantled our old light fixture in the dining room, which we inherited with the house (i.e. FREE), and spray painted it. I put back together the pieces I wanted and added a ceiling medallion.
The entire project cost $27… $7 for a yard of fabric from Ikea, and $20 for a new ceiling medallion. I already had the spray paint!
Here’s the finished product – I am in love with it!
Click here to see the “before” of the dining room.