I did this wordy lamp a few months ago. You can read about it here.
Recently, my daughter found this awesome turquoise lamp at a thrift shop and thought I'd want to do something with it. Ummm, Yes!
So I started looking for a shade and found this cool one at Target.
The turquoise reminded me of road maps, so that's what I decided to use to cover the shade.
First, I laid the shade on the map and rotated the shade to make sure the map would cover. Kinda like flipping a box on gift wrap to make sure it will cover. Then I traced the shade as I flipped it.
Next, I cut it out on the trace lines. Notice it's not a straight rectangle because the shade itself slopes inward.
Then I taped it to the shade using painters tape, and used a razor blade knife to trim the map closer to the rolled edge of the shade. I cut lightly so I didn't cut through the shade.
Then I used a spray adhesive and sprayed both the back of the map and the shade. I tried to stay away from the rolled edges, since they wouldn't be covered. Then I simply stuck the map to the shade and smoothed out any bubbles.
Not bad, but I wanted to cover the raw edges of the paper. Since I was afraid that finding a match for the turquoise might be hard, I decided to go with another color. Orange or red?
I decided to go for red.
I put a thin bead of craft glue on the lamp and then glued the ribbon in place.
Makes me wonder why I settled for boring lamps all these years!
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