So...thanks to pinterest and the design blogging world, I now see the beauty of buying a 5.00 lamp at Goodwill and revamping it. Or, a 5.00 clearance lamp at Target--either way.
So, with that in mind, and momentum from my shelf makeover, I decided to try my hand at a Goodwill lamp, using this tutorial.
that's her finished project.
She makes it sound so easy, so I bought my supplies (which luckily can be returned, other than the fabric) at Hobby Lobby, got John down for a nap, got Ada
It's not easy!!!!!
I can't even get my pattern drawn on paper. Oh my word. I am about to go crazy trying to do this. Can anyone help me? Have you done this before. Anyone, anyone? My visions of lamp cuteness are quickly vanishing.
I had such hope.
Update: I have made progress.
I was bound and determined to do this thing, so I googled some more. This time--how to make the template for the pattern.
And then, out of no where, it dawned on me--newspaper. I just wrapped the shade in newspaper, taping it on as I went, (It actually took a combo of three sheets of newspaper), then I cut around the shade.
I carefully removed the newspaper pattern, and I cut my fabric.
Now I am trying to figure out how to tackle actually gluing the fabric to the shade. I'll post when I have actually succeeded 100% with this project.