Mom had a little project waiting for me when I arrived...she wanted her bedroom lampshades made-over. She saw something on Pinterest...I got her started on that time-sucking-trance-inducing-all-consuming-nightly-ritual on my last trip here...and I think she has now officially become a pinhead!
This is the lampshade before...very nice and traditional. Mom purchased two yards of this gauze-y fabric at Hobby Lobby, I cut the fabric into four pieces...two pieces to cover each of the two lamps, using the selvedge edge on the bottom so I didn't have to finish it; and two pieces to be used as the ties/bows. Using a hot glue gun I folded the top edge over and glued it into place on the top of the inside of the shade. I loosely gathered/folded the fabric around the shade, glueing and burning my fingers in the process. Mom's glue gun has the same temperature as the surface of the sun.
After the fabric is glued into place, all that's left to do is tie on the bow! It takes about 10 minutes to make these shades - transforming them from traditional to shabby chic - mom loves them.
Actually, I think they turned out pretty cute, too! When mom gets tired of them, she can just pull the fabric off - presto-change-o! If your shades need a lift, you might consider this...cost of the fabric: $11.00, cost of Band-Aids for my burnt fingers: $1.25. Totally worth it.
My mom found a pin of this shade on Pinterest, the link was to Funky Junk Interiors, which looks like a "clearing house" for great blogs - go check it out, it's a very fun site, but I could not find the picture/post of the shade on their site and nothing popped up in their search bar...I would have loved to have given credit to whoever made this first!