I have never covered a shade with lace before. This was so easy and I loved the results.
Here is what I had to work with, a pole lamp I picked up for $5
And a shade that someone gave me
Yikkes, I have no idea what this fabric is?
When I took the fabric off I found the shape of this shade was fabulous. I decided to cover it in lace so that you could still see the bones of it.
I cut pieces of lace by tracing sections of the old fabric. I did it in 4 parts so I wouldn't have any puckers.
I used Fabri-Tac and applied glue to the shade and laid the lace on.
Here's the best thing about using lace, which I didn't know. When you overlap lace you have virtually invisible seams...who knew? So, you don't have to use ribbon or anything else to cover the seams!
I wanted it nice and tight so I clipped (You could use clothes pins) the lace onto the shade while it dried. I did this on the 2 opposite sides and then just clipped the last 2 pieces on the top and bottom.
After I got the lace on, it was almost perfect, but not quite!
Oh yes, this is when I used the good stuff....The antique crinoline fabric I was saving for the perfect project. I pined it around the bottom edge and then hand stitched it on.
I love, love it!
OK, I know this is not everyones cup of tea!
That's what makes the blogging world so fun! So many different styles and tastes.
I was going to put this in my booth to sell
But, it found it's way into my heart and right next to my couch.