Feb 19, 2010

recovering chandelier shades

i have been working on a few 
projects for 
the pink + navy nursery.
here is one i thought y'all 
might enjoy 
tackling in your home!
i chose a fun print and contrasting trim, but this
technique could work equally well with a simple, 
textured fabric with a matching trim for a dining room.
we ordered a very affordable chandelier, 
and it came with these plain, white pleated shades.
*yawn*
the first step was to remove the binding on the top
and bottom of the shade.
next, i made a template onto wrapping paper
by rolling the shade and tracing as i went.
then, i cut out the template, and traced it
onto my fabric.
(recognize that wrapping paper?)
then, i cut out the fabric,
and sprayed the back with spray adhesive.
next, i placed the fabric on the shade and
trimmed of the excess.
i also used a fabric glue on the seams
for more durability.
(ps--try not to get marker on your shade as
you trace you template--oopsie!)
next, i used my glue gun to attach
bias tape to the top and bottom of the shade.
and then i attached the pom fringe on the bottom.
and here is the finished shade!
i love the way they turned out.
here is a peek at the 
shades on the chandelier.
the  room should be finished in the next week.
stay tuned for the pictures!
i'm linking to:
the inspired room
remodeliaholic
poppies at play
fireflies and jellybeans

14 comments:

  1. Very cute! Pink and navy, how fresh for a nursery!

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  2. Pink medallion?? Love the whole thing- glossy white lamp and soft little shades.

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  3. That looks easy enough! Thanks for a clear tutorial, other lampshade recovers have left me bewildered. I think I can do that.:)

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  4. WOW! That is so cute! I love the polka-dots!

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  5. OOH, love it! I just found you and I am so happy because I've wanted to do that, yea for me!

    Megan

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  6. This is going to be THE cutest little nursery!

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  7. What a cute light now! I love how cheery and fun it looks! Great job! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats!

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  8. LOVE it! Thanks for the big, clear pictures and step-by-step. I remember seeing your kitchen before/after a long time ago on RMS. Always liked your style! So glad to have found you! Blessings,
    Shannon in Texas

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  9. It looks so HOT! I really love the way they turned out! I actually have a chandelier to hang and found some plain brand new shades at good will for 75 cents a piece... I will have to try this!

    I am so glad you stopped by to join our little the party, I hope to see you there again! We have them every Friday. (And we are now doing a recipe link up on Wednesday!)

    Cassity @ Remodelaholic

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  10. Beautiful! Refreshing colors for a nursery since most moms are doing blue brown or pink brown this year! Great job!

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  11. um, CUTENESS!


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  12. Roll the lampshade back to its starting position and repeat rolling the shade to the right, this time tracing the lower edge of the shade; it will make another "u" shape, this one below the one you previously made. Use a ruler to connect the two edges of the "u" shaped lines.Chandeliers

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