Thursday, June 11, 2015

Covering A Lampshade With Fabric

I think it's been a long time since I posted.

Our cable went out the other night and my computer has been extraordinarily slow ever since. 

I lived without a computer or internet for the first 30(?) years of my life.

Now if I don't have cable, internet, computer for 5 minutes I think I'm going to die. 

I have to force myself to stay calm and remind myself that the world is not coming to an end.

And that I do have a smart phone to ease the pain.

So anyway, here I am still showing you projects from Fisher's nursery.

He's over a month old now.

And he's getting pretty chubby.

He like's to eat very much.

Today's project is like the easiest ever.

You know I'm not all that in to easy 10 minute projects but today that's what you get.

First you buy a cheap little lamp.

I wanted one with a drum shade - same size at top and bottom.

Since the fabric I had had a linear pattern, any other shape would have "warped" the pattern.

I believe this lamp came from Target.

I used regular ModPodge for this. Flat finish.

Cut a piece of fabric a couple of inches wider than the height of the lampshade.

Brush ModPodge on side of lampshade 6-8 inches at a time, lay fabric over ModPodge and press out any wrinkles or bubbles.

Once you get to the end of the fabric, fold under 1/2 or so and overlap it over the beginning edge.

Press it down firmly and brush ModPodge over the edge.

Trim the fabric to about 1/2 inch.  Brush ModPodge over the edge of the lamp shade. Pull fabric around the edge and tuck the fabric into the the little ridge on the lampshade. 

It's possible that all lampshades don't have this little ridge and you will just have to glue the fabric down flat.

I was able to get a good clean tucked edge on this one. 

Let it dry.

Put it on your spool table . . .

And you're done.

Piece of cake. 

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1 comment:

Art and Sand said...

You make that look so easy.


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