A couple of weeks ago, I taught a class on fabric covered lampshades. Karen and Corinne, from GIRLFRIENDS (our neighbors at Monticello), had asked me to come over and guide them through the process. Their friend Jeanne came over, too, and we spent a few hours working on covering store bought lampshades. I've been covering lampshades for a while, now, and have them scattered all over the house. I consider myself a lamp and lampshade fanatic, I have a ton of them in my garage, more than I will ever need!!
We had a good time and I love the results (and hope they love it too...)!!
I thought I would share pictures of some of the covered lampshades I have in my house...
Lately, I have been departing from the fabric covered lampshades I have been making for a few years and have decided to try some new things. This lampshade shows layers of lace simply glued to a regular lampshade, I love the romantic softness of it!! A little pink ribbon at the top finishes the look!
In my daughters bedroom, store bought shades are covered in fabric wedding petals ( I just used my trusty glue gun...)
A wall sconce showcases a vintage wallpaper shade... I found these wallpapered cones but really didn't know what to do with them, until I decided to place them on top of existing shades!! You could make your own, just by covering cardstock with your favorite wallpaper and place on top of an existing shade! Just make sure you have a low voltage lightbulb or one of those bulbs that do not get hot...
Why not try a doll petticoat on top of a small lampshade? That is exactly what I did here, and then used a small flower ring as a finishing touch!! Love it! Or try a crinoline on a floor lampshade for a fun twist! I hope I have inspired you to try something on your own, I am sure you will have as much fun as I do!!