Friday, April 15, 2011

Drumroll, Please

First, I just wanted to say thank you to all who commented on the lamp shade dilemma!  You all had great suggestions, and I really appreciate your input.  I have decided I am going to go with what my gut is telling me to go for which is....drumroll, please....

I don't want the shade to compete with the other patterns, and there are quite a few patterns in that room-which I am totally okay with!  I like it that way :)  So I ended up choosing the white background with the red polka dot.  I think it will be subtle as a cherry red polka dot can the mix with the rest of the patterns.  Plus my major worry in using the red background polka dot that I already had was that it was so close to the euro shams in the same fabric-and an almost solid red shade can be dark.  I was hesitant to use the window treatment fabric for fear of overkill.  So, I think this one will work well! 

I should have shown you this before, but here's a close-up of the other lamp and shade I already did using the window treatment fabric so you can get a better idea of the pattern.  Yes, there was a very, very slight fabric shortage in the back of the shade on the inside seam, but we'll just pretend you don't see that, k?  Okay then ;)

So now I'm off to order the fabric and I'll be sure to post photos once it's done! 

Are you interested in seeing the step by step process of covering a shade?  Or just the final product?  If there's any interest let me know and I will share the process with you!


  1. yay! the polka dot!! i think it;s the perfect choice-as you say it doesn't compete and you have a lot of other patterns going on...
    always love a step by step-i've been thinking of redoing one of my own shades...

  2. Hooray for polka dots! That was my first choice, too. Balances well with all the other pretty things in the room, esp. the other gorgeous lamp.

  3. great choice Rachel! I would love to see a DiY ☺

  4. I'd love to see a DIY too! There's a shade that I've been wanting to redo so that would help a lot.