Yes, this is the second lamp shade that I have ripped off from Anthropologie. I can't help it. They have some great stuff!
You might remember the first one... If you missed it, click here for the tutorial. If you already know what I'm talking about, I chose an indigo blue for the base to match my craigslist chair. Like it?
So, here is Anthro #2.
Before, straight from The Home Depot
This was my first attempt to change it. I painted the base yellow. Then I made the removable ruffle shade and showed my husband, who very un-politically correctly (or however you say that) told me that it was a bit too feminine for him. It wasn't doing it for me either so I changed it again (but I'll post the tutorial for those of you who can handle ruffles).
This is the lamp from anthropologie.com with the light on...
Like I said, this lamp shade was Anthropologie inspired... not an exact replica.
Here is the tutorial!
Step 1: Cut out material to fit around your lamp shade. I used burlap and I realize this isn't a perfect cut out but in the end it worked perfectly. NOTE: Do not cut a rectangle and expect it to fit your shade unless the top is the same size as the bottom. I know from experience (on Anthro #1).
Step 2: Glue the bottom of the burlap onto the inside bottom of the lamp shade.
Step 3: Glue the top of the burlap to the inside top of the lamp shade, making sure to pull the material tight to avoid creases or loose fabric.
Step 4: Fold the edge under and hot glue it along the side. I also glued the start of the fabric to the lamp shade.
Step 5: Cut out the petals for the flowers and place them on the shade where you want them. I used 8 petals per big flower and 6 per small flower.
Step 6: Glue the petals into place by gluing them all together at the center of the flower and each separate petal at the end. I did not glue the entire petal down.
Step 7: Glue a cute center piece for each flower. I used 7 small pearls and 3 large pearls for the big flowers and 3 small pearls for the small flowers.
What do you think of the final project?
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