Anyway. Today is another simple project dealing with.....yep, you guessed it....sweaters :) This time, updating a lampshade using a sweater. If you are lucky, and have the right sized sweater for your shade, this will take no time at all.
Okay. All you have to do is get a sweater and fit it on your lampshade. I had the bottom of the sweater hit the bottom rim of the shade, made it easy and kept a nice finished edge. For this, I used a sweater that was a perfect fit for the shade itself. If you are using a bigger sweater, you may want to take it in on the sides a bit to get the fit you want.
Now, find the top rim of the lampshade under the sweater and mark about two inches above it and start cutting....while you are cutting, make sure the bottom of the sweater is staying in line with the bottom of the shade :) unlike mine in the picture below lol. But, lucky me, I noticed this before I finished cutting ;)
And side note....27 weeks! only 13 left :)...and yes, this is my nursery with no crib, dresser, rug, chair, etc....nothing in it yet lol
The best thing about this project is that you aren't ruining your current lampshade. Since the sweater fits right over an existing shade, there's no need to spray or glue the outside of the shade. This is a great way...and cheap way...to transition the lamp from summer to fall/winter.
If you missed yesterday's post, just click below and see how to make a vase cozy. Takes like 1 minute to make :) Seriously.