I have FINALLY finished it!!! I had seen lots of different ruffled lamp shades but none exactly like I wanted so I had to tweak a little and combine a little. :)
I wanted a something a bit more "delicate" than burlap but I still knew that I needed something stiff so that the ruffle stood out from the lamp shade (although now that its done that really probably wasn't necessary).
So off to the fabric store.. hee heee... my favorite thing to do! Although focusing on one project while I'm there is just about IMPOSSIBLE!!!
I know you're saying to yourself "move on, move on".. okay, gotcha.
I chose Crinoline because of the stiffness and it was super white and I wanted it to pop against my bright base.
FYI - did you know that Crinoline was used in petticoats?
Anyhoo, this lamp shade is pretty big and ended up taking 4 yards of fabric - YIKES! I didn't expect to use that much but what are you going to do?!?!
So I used my rotary cutter and cut strips 2 inches wide, then sewed a gathering thread down the middle.
I found that it was just easier to iron it in half before I ruffled it.
Then I ruffled, ruffled, ruffled and then ruffled some more! In case you were wondering that would be 72 ruffle strips!
Then got the glue gun and a comfy spot on the couch and started gluing! :)
I glued each strip about 1/2 inch apart but you could definately do each strip further apart and it wouldn't be so thick with ruffles and sure wouldn't take as long!
As for the lamp base. Remember I got this beauty from a yard sale for $5 (A little steep but all proceeds went to tornado victims so it was worth it)
I put a coat a Kilz on the base and then painted it Autumn Crush from Valspar. I'm having an orange obsession lately so I had to have this color for my lamp! :)
My hubby said it reminds him of the old ruffled pettipants. :)
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Hee hee.. I guess it does doesn't it? :)