Years ago I was on a show called While You Were Out on TLC (which still airs on Discovery Family, BTW). We gave an unsuspecting homeowner a room a makeover in two days, mostly to their delight, bus sometimes not. Because we were always on a budget, this hanging pendant lamp became a staple for me. It's bold, can be made to match any room and allowed me to spend my budget on more important things like sofas and rugs. I often find sets of lampshades at thrift stores which are perfect for this project, so keep an eye out when you're shopping. These were $2 each. Remember, have fun and make messes...Oh, and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
Spicing up the patio
Watch how I made them here!
STUFF YOU'LL NEED
2 Matching lampshades
Fabric of choice
Butcher paper, ruler and scissors
1. & 2. Carefully roll the lampshade on the butcher paper (while tracing the edges with a pencil) to create the pattern and cut out
3. Pin and cut on folded fabric
4. & 5. Spray the lampshade with E-6000 Spray Adhesive and press the fabric to the shade
6. Hot glue the edge of the fabric down
*use very little hot glue for this
7. Match the fabric seams and glue the shades together with E-6000 Glue
*don't use hot glue because the heat of the bulbs may cause your glue to melt
8. . Hot glue the 1/2" bias trim around the side to cover the seams, center and edges of the pendant
9. Fold the end of the bias over 1/4" to give a clean finish
Hang and enjoy!