We've been MIA, once again. Have you been to our QuiltStory blog? We've been so excited, we've been working hard on it all week. Whether you make quilts or just admire, go check them out. And let me say, these aren't your grandma's quilts, these are vibrant darling quilts that I'd love to have in my own home!!
my aplologies to grandma's and grandma quilt likers :)
Plus in the morning we'll be featuring my fabulous friend Sara and I'd love to see her get many comments!!
I've been meaning to post this for a bit. My lovely friend Sara gave me her lamps when she moved. ...this really isn't a before picture...see they used to be brass lamps and she made the first great leap by spray painting the bases. I LOVE the color, so I decided I wanted to cover the lamp shades with new fabric, and here's how I did it.
Let me apologize for the awful photos. With two babies, I do most my crafting at night, thus ugly pictures.
I really wanted to get a white based fabric with some maybe a little aqua design to cover the shades with. Shockingly I was unable to find such a fabric at Walmart or the local quilt shop. I decided to make my own by stenciling. More on that in a minute.
1. Roll your shade along the wrong side of your fabric tracing the top and then the bottom with a pencil.
2. Cut about 1/2 inch larger than your pencil line on the top and bottom.
This is how I made my own design. Do you know about Freezer Paper? It's awesome and can be used in many ways. It can be purchased at most grocery stores. There is a paper and shiny side.
3. On the paper side trace your image and cut out.
4. IRON the shiny side to the right side of your fabric and sponge paint into the stencil! You can make whatever image you want, and the paint won't bleed through the sides. ALSO, you can reuse the stencils over and over, it irons on and peels off easy peasy.
5. Trickiest part. Using Aleene's Tacky Spray adhere the fabric to the shade. It's sticky and this took some trial and error.
6. Hot glue your edges by folding into the shade. Add a trim if you'd like!