Remember these lamps?
Well I thought they needed a face lift. The weird speckles and woven top and bottom were not our style. It started off nice enough...
I traced along the outlines of the lamp with chalk...
...and rolled it on the black fabric to create my template.
Lastly I glued the fabric on all around the lamp.
The problem came when I tried to accent it with ribbon. Straight ribbon doesn't work on a tapered lamp. I'm sure you knew that... I just thought I could make it work. So now I have a few ideas to fix the problem including sewing a border to cover the ribbon up or creating a frilly ribbon covering to help mask the mistakes.
For now, this is what we have. I just love the base of these lamps so I'm making this work somehow!
Any thoughts on how to spruce this up a bit?
Maybe some beading like this:
|Photo from lampshadescentral|