If any of you aren't familiar with Ana, she is the wonderfully talented builder who gives us easy plans to build beautiful furniture for little money. You won't believe the letter she received today in the mail.
All I can say is THANK YOU ANA!!!
Transforming home one flea market find at a time.
Isn't is great to be a crafty mom!!!
Sorry I had to use the forbidden camera FLASH. It's kinda hard to utilize the natural light at 6am!! heehee.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!
Do this about twice a month to keep your monster sparkly clean and avoid the bacteria confetti.
First things first, I used a piece of red wrapping paper to draw a pattern for my little shade. I added 1/2" inch to all sides of the pattern. This was to accommodate lapping of edges and folding of the top and bottom.
I used my pattern to cut three wedges of my decorative fabric. Typically when I recover an "A" shaped lamp shade, I lay the shade down on the fabric as a guide and cut out what looks like a giant donut shape. But this time I had to do something different because the fabric I choose just wouldn't work that way.
I took each piece and folded one edge down...about 1/2". I made sure to only spray adhesive on one piece at a time. To insure permanent contact, I had to spray the shade as well. Now...here's the most important part! WEAR RUBBER GLOVES AND TAPE OFF THE PARTS YOU DON'T WANT EXPOSED TO ADHESIVE OVER-SPRAY!! I ended up looking like one of the Sticky Bandits from Home Alone 2.
I used the hot glue gun to glue the edges around the top and bottom of the shade. Now that its complete, I think I will go to the fabric store and pick out some vintage looking trim for the bottom of the shade.
Back to work...one down five to go!!
I'm linking up to Met Mondays
Talk to ya soon