Well the DIY continues in this household, we are still attempting to decorate our lovely new home on as small a budget as possible and I have to say it has been pretty fun so far!
We've been focused on the bedroom over the past few days, so I thought I would share a really quick and simple DIY of an old lampshade I have upcycled.
Fabric of choice (I used some old potato sack fabric)
1. Cut & Glue
I'm going to be honest here, I am a messy crafter, I like to give things a go and hope for the best and most of the time it goes well for me...sometimes it doesn't.
At this point, I laid the fabric over the lampshade and guessed about the right size and cut away, I knew I wanted a none fitted look so wanted a bit of extra fabric and not a perfect fit, so this worked really well for me.
After the fabric was cut to size, I grabbed the glue and started spreading it along the inside top and bottom to prepare to stick the fabric to.
2. Get Peg Happy
Because I wanted a messy look lampshade I just started wrapping the fabric around the shade and held it in place with the pegs and then added more glue where it looked like it needed it. I left the pegs in place for about 5 minutes before taking them off but I guess this would differ upon what type of glue you use. Easy peasy!
Bish. Bash. Bosh. Done.
Yep, it really was that simple and I am super happy with how perfect it looks in our rustic inspired bedroom. I think all in all this took a grand total of 20 minutes, the majority of that time was spent trying to work out how to get the lampshade off the lamp.
We had everything we needed for this DIY just hanging around the house, so I feel like i've given myself a free new lampshade. Score!
Follow me on