I know what you are thinking; What this room needs is another pattern.
I think you are right.
In my epic quest to become comfortable with reupholstering furniture, this time I turned my attention to a lampshade. It’s not exactly furniture, but it made for good practice and funkified a thift store lamp. Win-win.
The last time I tried recovering a lamp it was with one of those double-sided adhesive kit things and came out awful. Every bump and lump showed up. Blech. This was totally different. It came out great.
Here is the tutorial not-really-a-tutorial: Spray an old shade with glue, cover it with fabric, trim off edges, go over rims with a bead of white glue followed with double sided bias tape. Bam!
Three helpful tips:
1. This removable spray adhesive is amazing. Sticky-yet-forgiving. It let me smooth out the fabric just the way I wanted it. It’s non-permanent, which is why I followed up on the rims with regular glue.
2. Make sure your fabric is ironed FLAT before starting. You might think it’s not wrinkled, but yeah, it is.
3. Big abstract style patterns cover wrinkles and bumps more than flat color or stripes.
I have no idea why I decided this room needed a lime green lampshade, but here it is. I like it.
Next up, pillow talk. Get excited, people!