My favorite craft buddy called me up the other day and asked if I had seen what Sharon did with her lamp. I'd seen it and been super impressed but hadn't thought any further than that. Michelle however was more inspired that I was and wanted to re-do her own lamp and did I want to do it with her?
Before I go any further let me show you the lamp that sits in Catie's room.
It's an important lamp, it has a super dim bulb so anytime we go to get her from her nap or if it's late at night we can turn on the light and it's not blinding, it's a gradual pleasant glow. Very effective just so very ugly, and old. This lamp is becoming a family heirloom it's so old.
The poor shade has seen better days. When we moved I stacked all of our lamp shades together and put this one on top. Then we carefully loaded our U-haul and off we went never giving a second thought to the fact that we didn't tie anything down... oops. Luckily this shade took the beating and did a wonderful job of protecting all of my much nicer shades.
A quick stop at Value Village and $1.99 later and I was the owner of a new, and very lovely burgundy shade.
I tore off the burgundy, followed Michelle and Sharon's helpful tips and covered it with fabric. I added the ruffle at the bottom, my favorite bias tape to the top and joined the spray paint bandwagon. I'm so pleased with how it turned out. The more I look at it the happier I am with the results.
Michelle's is super cute too, you can see her results here.