I have a lampshade that has been bugging me for months -- I wanted to recover it but couldn't find the perfect fabric. Tonight, at ten minutes to closing, my Bub and I ran into Hobby Lobby (my second trip today, yikes!) and I found the PERFECT fabric! And trim! In less than ten minutes! Yayeeeee!
So I took pictures as I recovered this time just to prove how easy it is! Before:
You really don't need much fabric, just depends on the size of the shade. I lay mine out and trace it (using chalk) -- giving extra room so the fabric wraps around:
Use a hot glue gun to secure the fabric. You can cut little slits every couple inches so the fabric wraps easily:
Taadaa!! But it still needed something...
Trim! I found the perfect match:
If you've seen my family room, you'll understand how perfect the swirlys (swirlies?) are! I loved it so much, I did the little shade in the kitchen:
I'm so excited! My cat, however, is thoroughly unimpressed:
That looks says, "You add this crap to my food bowl and I will pee on your drapes, lady."