Earlier we featured a bookcase that underwent a face lift on HGTV's program, Myles of Style. We'd like to show you another one of Kim's ideas, as we think it's the perfect solution for vintage lampshades that might be suffering from water spots or creasing. Click through the jump to see how to take a basic lampshade from drab to fab! (When you write about HGTV you have to use their vernacular right?)
This episode of Myles of Style contained the perfect solution to those vintage lampshade finds that might not be in the best condition.
The supply list includes a hot glue gun, long strips of wool felt, safety pins and two lengths of dowel rod (the same height of your lampshade). An extra set of hands won't hurt anyone on this project either.
First Kim cut long lengths of felt. The thickness depends on your personal style, although she used 4 fat strips for her project.
She then used safety pins to adhere the ends of the felt to the shade. This allows you to adjust the strips as needed when the project is finished.
Next she flipped two alternating strips up back over the lamp shade. She then placed 1 piece of dowel against the fold and applied glue to the shade and held the wool until set.
Next she alternated the strips and dowels as she worked around the lampshade. Each time the felt was brought down for the next dowel to sit on, it was glued and then the whole process started all over again.
Continuing to work her way around the lamp, she alternated the wool as she went. This isn't a difficult process by any means, but is one that shouldn't be rushed. So take your time and your patience will be rewarded.
The finished effect is actually rather stunning. Although it looked better on the tv, than on the tv on the camera. The color of the lampshade poked through under each loop and let the light peek through.
We think it's a great project that can bring a great deal of personality and texture to something that might need the facelift. Happy crafting!