A while ago I posted some of these pictures on my personal facebook page. I am sorry if this is a repeat for some of you! I have just been going through my older projects and picked some that I wanted to share on our new page. This is actually a very simple one that I think you will enjoy.
A while ago there was a type of lampshade that I really wanted and I just could not find. I wanted something that was a certain height, a specific width, and with a fun pattern. I am not sure how I came across this website called The Lamp Shop, but they have pretty much everything you would ever need to build your own lampshade. It is pretty awesome–check it out!
Anywhoo, I am sure you have already guessed by now that my sister is waaay better at doing tutorials than I am. I am seriously technology-impaired! Even inserting a logo into my pictures is quite the task for me. By the time I am done doing that I am already ready to hit “publish”. Lol!
These pictures that I am sharing with you are not the best–hopefully my photography skills will improve with time, or I should just hire my niece Amanda (check out her amazing recipes at Call me Betty) to take them when we sisters become rich and famous! Lol!
I saw this fabric and I thought it was perfect for what I had in mind. I bought it at Home Fabrics. The one in Idaho Falls is currently closing, which is like the saddest thing that could have happened to me! I love this store, and now I am going to have to wait until I visit my In-laws in AZ to pay this awesome store a visit. Sniff!
I basically just bought a lamp kit from The Lamp Shop and got started. This is not a cheap project–you could probably find shades for less at Lowes, Target, etc., but since this is a custom shade I did not mind spending the money. I do not recall the exact amount–but I do know it was around $35-40 dollars.
You basically need two rings for the top and bottom, and this special backing that gets glued to the fabric to make it sturdy like a lampshade, duh!. Before you do that though you measure and cut the piece of fabric to the size that you need (there are instructions on the website). I bought the clips to secure the shade as I added glue, folded, and tucked. The glue has to be sticky and thick (they sell that at the website too, or you can use tacky glue).
Very ugly I must admit. I am glad I took the challenge and gave these chairs a well deserved face lift!
I spray painted the legs and they turned out fantastic. The paint made such a big difference!
If you want to see better pictures of these lovely chairs you can go to my website and check them out.
Oh my, I think I out did myself today. Not a bad post, huh?