I'm on one right now and for whatever reason most of my energy has been geared towards my girls' bedroom. It started with me rearranging their room then cleaning it out. Then I decided it needed some work in the aesthetics department. I've been working (crafting) like crazy and I'm still not done. When it's finished I'm sure I'll do a post with the big reveal. For now here is what I've been up to.
I thought it'd be fun to dress up (no pun intended) Ava's boring plain white dress up box and I got this idea into my head that I could turn the top into a sort of seat. I went to the fabric store and picked out the fabric I wanted, got some batting, and came home excited about covering the top and doing some vinyl on the front. To make a long story short I had the vinyl printed slightly too long and it wouldn't fit on the front. So I ended up putting it on top which meant I wasn't going to be making a seat. I'm sad about that but I still like how it turned out.
I wish I had taken pictures while I was doing it but it was so spur of the moment it never crossed my mind. But just in case someone out there wants to try it (I think it'd be great in a living room as well) I'll give some simple directions.
1. Measure the height of your lamp and the distance around it.
2. Cut your fabric so that you have the height exact (or slightly smaller) and the length about an inch extra.
3. Glue your fabric on around the bottom and top edges and down the seam.
4. Trim the bottom and top if necessary. (If you measured right you should be able to skip this step.)
4. Glue any trim you like (gimp braid is what I used) around the top and bottom and down the seam to hide the raw edges of your fabric.
5. Sit back and enjoy because you are done.
So the moral of the story is if at first you don't succeed, try something different.
p.s. If you looked at the link there is a picture of a lamp shade I made for the girls' room....It has since been broken. Hence the need for a new lamp shade.
p.p.s. I linked up over HERE.