I feel like I should title this post “Lamp Pass and Lamp BIG FAT FAIL.” I recently redid two lamps and only one turned out like I had hoped. The other…well…notsogood. The first started when I found this cutie little drum shade at Goodwill for $2.99:
I am quickly becoming obsessed with drum shades. I just think they are uber cool. I had been wanting a new shade for the lamp on my self-made sofa table in our living room for ages. The shade I had there was just so GINORMOUS:I was just going to cover the denim, but when I went to remove the trim, it all came off pretty easy. Then I realized I could just peel the fabric right off the shade. Who knew?:
I had some extra fabric from try No. 2 with our dining room drapes years ago, and I covered the shade with it like I showed you here.
A little hot glue does the trick!
I was so stinking excited, thinking how GORG it would be with my walnut stain!
Uhhhhhh….no. It looked like total butt. It was so uneven and just grody. I didn’t even take a picture because I was so totally annoyed I had just spent all that time sanding the blasted thing.
It’s not the crack that bothers me, I like that. Dang it! The pictures don’t do this thing justice. For the first time in eternity, the picture looks BETTER than real life. How often does that happen? Usually it’s the other way around. I am OK with it…it’s staying so when I get over my tiff with this one, I’ll work on it more… 😉
So what before and afters have you got to show off today? I can’t wait to see!
You know the drill — use the link from that post, not to your blog, to link to the party. (I have to delete those — and I don’t like bein’ mean!!) 🙂