For our new apartment I knew I wanted everything to be a little less colourful and have a little less pattern. I already had new white bedding and curtains and was looking for a colourful lamps to start my colour scheme. Initially, I like these faceted lamps from Robert Abbey...
But at $166 plus shipping per lamp it was out of my price range. The Land of Nod is also a great resource for lighting even though it's suppose to be a children's store. They had some fun lamps I was considering like these two:
|Yellow lamp $137 and white $79|
After searching around for replacement shades I realized they would cost more than the lamps themselves. These two options from etsy are both more than the $50 lamps.
|From Sweet Dream Shades|
I decided I would just cover the lamp shades in fabric so I went to my standby source-ebay. I found a great ebay seller who had a large selection of ikat fabric. It was cheap, shipped quickly and is beautiful in person, what more can you ask for. Here is a sampling of some of the selection. I feel another project coming on-or maybe just a scarf.
There are so many resources online now. I just search for one that looks
the least complicated like the best fit. I loosely followed this one from Blissfully Ever After. I didn't really measure since my fabric was almost a perfect fit width wise to the shade (I also hate measuring). I used spray adhesive and then rolled the fabric onto the shade. It took a few times to reposition it and then smooth out any wrinkles. I used fabric glue to glue down the excess fabric to the inside of the lampshade. To give it a more finished look I used grey trim and glued it to the inside of the shade where the fabric and shade met. That was it. It probably only took me a half hour start to finish. Enough time and money left over to have some wine and admire my handy-work.