A few months back I had picked up this lamp for $5.00. When I brought it home my husband looked at me like I was crazy. He asked where I was going to put that ugly lamp, even my 8 year old thought I was loosing it. I reassured them that this was not going to stay this way, I have a plan. So after many months of it sitting in the garage I finally got to work on it. Okay well I will admit my hubby did a little work to. As I have a problem when it comes to my spray paint technique it is horrible, there are usually drips and it never covers right. So after batting my eyes a please and maybe a little bit of whining he agreed to spray paint it for me.
Wasn't she pretty, very retro.
I just couldn't wait to get this ugly green fabric off. Even with just taking it off the lamp looked better.
Once I found the fabric I wanted it was time to get this project done. I used newspaper to make a stencil with (which I forgot to take a picture of). I simply used the lamp shade and rolled it marking the newspaper. Once that was finished I made sure it was going to fit but left extra just to make sure.
In order to get the fabric to adhere to the lamp shade I used Elmers Acid Free Craft Bond which worked great. I let it set for an hour and then finished up the few pieces that were sticking up with my hot glue gun.