Meet Lolla….She’s a lamp with a bit of a history. She was found deserted and lonely in Oxfam Home. She was a cheap old thing really and feeling a bit worthless with a meagre price tag of €18. She’s actually a bit of an old bird but you’d never know it since going under the knife with her extreme makeover…Here’s her before shot…
Her transformation really was a no-sew operation. The first step was stripping her bare. I then simply ironed interfacing onto the back of my chosen spotty fabric. This helps to stop the edges from fraying and stiffens the fabric a little too. I cut the fabric into 3 centimetre wide strips which were a few centimetres longer than the height of the shade frame.
With my trusty glue gun, I glued the bottom of one strip to the bottom of the frame, stretched it up tightly and glued it to the top also. I overlapped the layers as I went as the top of the shade was smaller than the bottom. The glue sets really quickly so this was really quick and easy to do.
I spray painted the stand in white..my favourite refresher colour. And ta da….the first stage is done.
She looked so pretty already…I love the way the fabric strips look like a pretty pleated skirt. But I wasn’t finished yet. Next up, some painfully pretty ribbon and my all time favourite trim…pom poms! Again, no sew…glue gunned on….easy peasy.
And then a final flourish…Lolla’s customising accessories. The corsages are simply pinned on so she can change them whenever the mood fancies her. That’s it, my no sew lampshade!