For this project you can use any fabric and lamp of your choosing. I chose chevron as I have been wanting to add a splash of chevron into my room for quite some time.
- cotton fabric
- sewing scissors
- fabric glue
- a lamp (you can pick these up from most op shops for only a few dollars)
- black spray paint (optional)
1. Remove the base of your lamp and if you want to update the base with a colour use a spray paint. I chose gloss black spray paint for my lamp base. Remember to spray your lamp base in an open and well ventilated area, ensuring you have covered the ground with an old sheet or newspaper to avoid getting paint everywhere.
2. To do the head of the lamp you will need the cotton fabric, sewing scissors, fabric glue and pegs.
Cut the fabric to the width and height of the lamp head allowing an extra 1 - 2 inches for the edges. This is for when you have to apply the fabric to the lamp head later on.
Make sure you iron the fabric inside out to remove any creases or folds in the fabric.
5. Begin pegging the fabric to the lamp starting from the back in seam of the lamp (back of the lamp head) as this is where the fabric will be seamed together later on.
6. After you have securely wrapped the fabric around the lamp head using the pegs and are happy with how the fabric is sitting. Begin removing sections of the pegs and apply the fabric glue. Place the pegs back into position to secure the fabric to the glue for drying. Do this for top and bottom of the fabric on the lamp head.
7. When you reach the back of the lamp fold the end of the fabric and glue it over the beginning of the fabric on the lamp head. Secure the fabric with pegs and apply more fabric glue if needed.
8. Once your lamp base and lamp head have dried, put them back together and you now have a new lamp for your home.
talulah jumpsuit | karen walker sunglasses | proenza schouler ps11 | wittner sandals
I am a sucker for a good jumpsuit and this Talulah jumpsuit is a current favourite for Spring. I associate Talulah with an explosion of colour and it's hard not to get lost in their array of vibrant and colourful prints each season. I have also finally invested in a pair of basic sandals from Wittner when I my only shoe options were heels or my very old pair of converse shoes. They are the most comfortable pair of sandals I have ever owned and have been on high rotation since I brought them in October. I am now finished uni for the year with only one more to go so I am going to try and get back into the swing of paying my other love (the blog) some overdue attention over the next few months.