In the meantime, my last project for this room was redoing my cheapo lampshades. I got the lamps at a local store for only $38 for both, which was a great deal, but the lampshades are ugly. I didn't want to spend more $$ on them, so I decided on some sort of a slipcover.
My original plan was to add simple ruffles a' la Dear Lillie - So I cut the strips, and sat down to sew at my sewing machine. The one I haven't touched in over 2 years. And it wouldn't work. IT HATES ME.
Back to the drawing board (what is it with me and needing back up plans?)
After an hour of searching google, I found this link to House of Chic and Penoche - This was just what I was looking for. Just a glue gun and scissors (I left out the sewing part, because needles hate me too)
I won't give you a tutorial since they did it for me. I didn't use the needle and thread, but just glued some folds in place. I started at the bottom of the shade since mine is bell shaped and I wanted to make sure I had enough fabric left over. I used the fabric liner I've been utilizing for a bunch of my other projects, and it worked well.
I apologize for the dark pics, I just couldn't wait until tomorrow to post!
Without further ado...BEFORE:
A little sneak peak of my room to tide you over until the reveal. The shade on the left is done, the one on the right is still waiting. Doesn't the change make a huge difference?
Here is the shade on the right. This one turned out a little more messily gathered, which I prefer. The reason is that I cut off the excess fabric beforehand, so I was more sure of my direction. I keep this one on my side so the husband can have the less "fluffy" one.
I LOVE how they turned out. They remind me of a ball gown skirt that is gathered. A bit like the french bustle my wedding gown had (no this is not me...I haven't change THAT much).
I adore the look!