This week I'm going to do a series of posts of craftsy stuff I did when I redid my oldest daughter's bedroom :) She was turning 13 and I decided early on that for her big gift I was going to redo her room in a style much more HER.
I decided to go with a Hot Pink/Black/White color scheme with a PARIS theme. She dreams of becoming a fashion designer and going to school in Paris :)
So this will be part one is a many parted series LOL
Part 1: Plain Thrift Store Lamp Shade to Pretty Rosette Lamp Shade!
I scored this sweet little lamp at the thrift store for $3.00!!!! It was a little dusty and a little plain, but I fixed all that :)
1) Remove lamp shade. lol
2. I cut a BUNCH of strips of fabric about 2.5" wide and 25" long - this measurement is just what I did. You can totally customize it depending on the size of rosettes you're looking for.
I cut a LOT of strips. All of the fabric I had left actually. I had intended to cover the shade with rosettes but ran out of fabric!
3. Roll Rosettes. Have your glue gun ready. Take a strip in hand and holding one side, start twisting the strip.
Then twist the strip around itself. For a better rosette tutorial, see this post.
4. I hot glued rosette directly to the lamp shade.
5. Repeat until you either run out of fabric or run out of patience ... or both like me ;)
I ended up being glad I only did the two rows. I think with the size of the rosettes it would have been too much to do the whole thing. It came out SOOOO pretty though! Not bad for a $3.00 lamp and about $1.00 worth of left over material :D
And here it is in a little preview of the final reveal! Isn't it PRETTY?!