Monday, 24 April 2017

DIY: Vamping Up Lampshades,

One of my bedroom light shades broke, and it's been annoying me, it's a shames, as I love them. So, I've searched everywhere to find the matching lampshade, but to no avail. I purchased two small lampshades from Wilko's for £3 each, their not quite what I wanted but will suffice. I struggled to find lampshades to fit my lamps, particularly in black. I like the fabric's sheen but felt it was bland.    




I decorated them using one black beaded lace to add a bit of interest. 




I used a glue gun to stick the trim to the edge of the shade this was easy to do but a bit fiddly. I  took my time by glueing a small bit down at a time, I needed to work quickly since the glue dries fast and so, I could adjust the fabric in place to align on the edge of the shade. Be careful as I burnt my fingers serval times. I would recommend starting from the seam of the shade, as it was easier to hide the seam of the trim. 







This is the finished result I love them. 



P.S If you're looking for a glue gun. I purchased this one from Asda for £6 and refills are only 60p. This is great for paper, fabric crafts and other small craft projects but not suitbale for jewellery making or glass. It's a handy tool for any crafter.


  

20 comments:

  1. So cute! I have a diy gothy lamp project in mind for the future. I might try this on the shade.

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    1. Thanks that nice of you to say so.I can't wait to see your lamp projects in the future.

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  2. Love the finished lamp! Very elegant. ^_^

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  3. These are wonderful, simple yet so elegant! I love the actual lamps themselves as well!

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    1. Thnks it was an easy project to do and fun, I found the lamps on gum tree last year. I love them I would rather find new lamp shAdès than lamps.

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  4. I lost my glue gun. Gotta get another one.

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  5. Oh dear, since getting mine I can't live without it

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  6. Well done!! You are so crafty! You are right, burning your fingers is easy with glue guns!!!! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, I have burnt my fingers multiple time and I have a reasonable resistance against heat. So it not too bad still a bit painful. Oh well.lok big hugs

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  7. So pretty! I love the beaded lace trim.

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    1. Thanks. I fell in love with the and I purchased a lot of it and I have no idea what to do with it. I tend to stock up on trim.

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  8. Looks brill! We recently bought a glue gun and I'm itching to do more upcycling

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    1. Thank you. I love my glue gun it such a handy little tool and I can't live without it.

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  9. Beautiful shades, I just love that lace!

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  10. Thanks you that very sweet. I never found anything like this before, hence the reason for purchasing so much lol.

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  11. Oh, yes, glue guns are magic^^ The shade's turned out very elegant :)

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    1. Thanks you I never knew what I was missing until I got my glue gun.

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