Help!!! I have a lampshade out of the 70's.
The lamp itself is cute. A pineapple base.
Cute welcoming lamp. But I used it on my dressing table.
Why!!! you ask. Because I could.
Well I found a new home for this cute lamp in my
hallway. It sits right beside my antique jug and bowl.
OMG!!! The shade had to go. So the next best thing was to make my own.
Do you see all that beady fringe.
First that has to go. The feathery fringe...... How gastly.
Next I carefully cut out the shade so I could use it as a template.
Traced it onto craft paper and there you have it.
Laid it on some burlap I just happened to have and .
A lamp shade was born.
I held it in place by using some clips and then began hot gluing it down.
WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT MY
TRUSTY GLUE GUN.....
It always saves the day!!!
Once it was secure, I looked around for some trim.....
HMMMM....... No trim to be found.
What a gal's gotta do !! A gal's gotta do... Make your own.
Of course Make my own.
So I cut a piece of linen at 2" wide and pressed a fold in it length wise.
Then I folded it again, pressed again to make double based bias.
I measured the circumference. Cut it to size and there you have it.
My own trim.
Well that worked out just fine.
Now my cute little lamp sits on my antique washstand and
acts as a nightlight at the end of the hall.
Much better ! Don't you agree????
I hope you will try making a lampshade. It's quite simple.
NO SEWING REQUIRED!!!!
If you require some assistance, email me.
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