The lampshade in my bedroom needed replacing big time--it was faded, some of the thin metal rod bits were bent because there's a slight chance it's been knocked over a few too many times so it didn't sit straight anymore, and it didn't really match anything anymore. But I love the lamp itself so I didn't want to replace it with something I wasn't crazy about. So what's a crafty girl with too much time on her hands to do? Make a lampshade cover. And not just any lampshade cover--a removable, shirred lampshade cover.
I bought a new generic lampshade at Target:
Snooze....a little too bland for me...plus the base is more cream colored so something obviously needed to be done to this glaring white shade.
And now THIS is what it looks like:
I made it just a bit longer to it would have a cutesy ruffle without being too cute.
Once my sister told me what my math malfunction was last time I tried this it was easy. It's essentially a shirred circle skirt for a lampshade. I'll be back soon with a tutorial on how to do this should you fancy making one yourself. In the meantime, you might want to take a read-through of Flossie Teacakes' shirring tutorial to get an idea of the basics, as I am just going to cover the construction of this without getting into the details of shirring.
I'm off to reward myself with vanilla meringue cookies. Hope you have a Monday that doesn't make you say "Ugh! Mondays!"