10.25.2011

Lampshade dress-up

I recently revamped my girls' room with pink walls, chenille bedspreads, black and white 
brocade curtains, and a few Parisian decorations..


I'd seen a gorgeous lamp covered in roses in Pottery Barn Kids, way too pricey for my redo...
photo source Pottery Barn



This lampshade (prior to the flowers) was a cutie but the beige from their old beach-y
 room wasn't going to work any longer.
So for a few bucks (about $5 for the organza)...here we go...



All you need to recreate this is a few yards of pink organza, scissors, and a good ol' hot glue gun...

Cut strips about 3.5" by 15" (cut one strip for each flower, I didn't know how many I 
needed until I started to cover the lamp, amounts will vary depending on lamp shade size)...

Gather one end of a strip and twist it between you thumb and forefinger...

Continue twisting and form a flower by starting with a tight circle, using a few dabs of 
hot glue to hold the flower together (be careful, the organza is light and airy and you don't want 
to get burned, just let the fabric grab onto the glue keep your fingers clear)...



twist, circle, and glue as you go...

You can't see the glue being added because I am taking the pics, but I have carefully 
added a few dabs and working the flower in a circular fashion...

almost done...

adding a tad more glue...

It'd be ideal to make all of the flowers first then start attaching (I made them as I went
along for this project)...using hot glue to attach the flowers to the lamp shade...

here's a nice bunch of them working around the base of the lampshade...

more of the bottom row...


finished product on the girlsies nightstand...

as you can see I only put a row along the top and bottom of the lampshade,
I rather liked how it turned out and decided against covering the entire lamp.
You might want to recreate the Pottery Barn look and cover the entire shade...
have fun! 

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2 comments:

{april kennedy} said...

that lampshade is super cute now! nice job. I re-did a lampshade quite a few years ago with silk flowers for Kaia's room and it was expensive because of the silk flowers. It was before we all figured out how to make our own flowers! haha Can't wait to see full pics of the cute room makeover!

Melodee said...

I'll try and get some pics up of their room, it turned out pretty good for just a little $$$

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