I love this transformation - what used to be a boring, ordinary standard lamp has now become (in my opinion) something a wee bit different and special.
I've had the lamp for ages and only use it in winter, when it sits behind my sofa and gives me a bit more light for my knitting. It was dark wood which did not fit in with the rest of my room, so I decided to give it a coat of white paint.
Once I had done that, I then thought it looked a bit boring, so,
(a) remembering something I had seen in an arty-farty designer shop which cost an absolute fortune!
(b) wanting to try my hand at patchwork
Tra la ......
Fortunately the lamp had a cylindrical, drum shaped shade which I measured (note to self - make paper template next time!). Then I chose my fabrics - nice light ones, and decided on what size I wanted the patches to be. Then I sewed them up ... quite a steep learning curve as I hadn't attempted patchwork before!
I checked my sizes all the time - using paperclips (!) to hold fabric to shade (note to self - take shade off lamp next time!!!!!!!!).
Joined ends together with some ribbon so that it can be easily removed when lamp is in a different room. Really it is just a patchwork rectangle!
Love the look of the lamp in the evening when it is lit, although a pure white shade would show it off more. Will look out for a cheap one!
Hope you like it.