Shady Sisters

Happy Friday everybody!  It is absolutely beautiful in NW Arkansas today, and I am so looking forward to a gorgeous relaxing weekend.

One more post on our little lamp re-do from last weekend (I promise!) – I prettied up the shades and am very happy with the final results.

As a reminder, here’s how the lamps looked before the spray paint and fabric treatment:

Covering the shades with fabric was a breeze.  I just rolled out the drum shades on the white pin-stripe fabric I chose and cut a long rectangle with about an inch to spare on the top and bottom and about 2 inches extra in length.

I hot glued one end of the fabric to the shade, right on top of the old seam in the shade.

Then I rolled the fabric around the shade, making sure to keep the same amount of fabric overlapping the top and bottom edges.

When I got to the end, I folded the edge of the fabric under to get a clean seam, and hot glued it down right on top of the first edge.

I don’t have pictures of the next part, but it consisted of folding the top and bottom edges inside the shade and hot gluing them down.  When I got to the metal rods that supported the shade, I cut a little slit in the fabric and kept right on gluing.

Here is a close up of the inside of the shade.  Can you see the little slit I cut?

I love how they turned out!

I hope you all have a fun weekend and enjoy the pretty weather!  I’m planning on being outside as much as possible, going to the Farmer’s Market, and maybe catching a movie or two.  Hooray for spring!

I’m linking to Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest and the Remodelaholic’s Anonymous Meeting.

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