I have been wanting to try a lampshade re-do but was too chicken. Well, this weekend, I tackled 2. Mixed results...the results are Okkkaaayyy.... Take a peek and then I'll tell you what I did wrong.
Here we have (the AFTER is on the Left)
A green shade that I re-did in burlap with brown trim....
The good news is, it was easy-peasey, and had I thought it out a little better- it would have been a cinch..learn from my mistakes....
First off, I used quilting trim for the burlap shade--which really was too flimsy, and instead of just hot-gluing it double-folded on, I used the top seam and sandwiched the frame..this makes it look uneven and kinda crappy from the top. Also, I stretched the fabric too tight towards the end--because I was running out..and didn't think to just add a seam and add more! So, its a little misshapen on one side. But I can face that towards the wall, it still looks good, I think:
I pieced together a long stip with glue to make the trim on the side seams.
All in all, I'd say: give it a whirl! Its a no-sew, all glue-gun project that is very rewarding!
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