Months ago, I acquired an amazing lamp for $30 dollars from a local antique fair. I wanted so desperately to have a chocolate brown drum lampshade to top it off. I even considered the $50 dollar version from Restoration Hardware. But I never bought it because somehow I knew I would find a more inexpensive alternative. So I waited. And waited. And this lamp has been sitting in my living room without a shade since April.
Then it hit me. Silly CG. I had a leftover thift store shade – I should just recover it. A few weeks ago, I sought out some shantung polyester that looks just like silk from Joann’s Fabics, I came up with my own version.
Here she is:
After I mastered the art of recovering a simple drum shade, I gave two other shades in my home a new look. One I slipcovered. The other I made to look like a couture gown, with shimmery silk like fabric that I pinched and gathered into tons of ruffles.
Want to see all three ?