Most of you saw my Cottage Style lamp a few day’s ago in my Home Office Space.
I thought I would give you a look at it before, and tell you how I achieved the look.
I found this dark, lovely at a garage sale for $2 and all it needed was a little dusting (which I didn’t do) What I did do was rip all the black fabric and beads from the shade leaving me with a wire frame.
I gave the base a coat of “Colonial Red” spray paint and while that was drying I ripped fabric into 1″ long strips.
Make sure you choose a variety of patterns from large to small and a variety of colors to get that cottage feel.
Next step, plop yourself in front of the TV and find a good movie to watch, attaching all those fabric strips is going to take a while.
This size shade took an hour to create.
Tie a fabric strip to the top and the bottom of the shading working all the way around until you reach the desired fullness.
Not only is it a great way to use up fabric scraps, it also turns out pretty darn cute. This would be a great project for a child’s bedroom.