Friday, March 27, 2015

Lampshade 'Facelift' - Part 1 of 2

A floor lamp with an aging lampshade...

 ...seemed ripe for a makeover, recently.


                                    Carefully removing the dangling, amber beads...

                     ...because 'who knows?''...they might come in handy one day! :)



                                         Employing both scissors and a hemostat...

          ...to cut and pull the paper and tape from the shade's metal components...



                                     ...(a much trickier job than you might imagine!)



                                                    Drafting a resist pattern...

                                     ...and cutting it from foam floor underlayment.



                                      Adding pieces of open-weave, cotton scrim...

                                                   ...to the resist surface...



                      ...and covering them with a layer of wool roving in one direction...



                                ...and then a second layer, perpendicular to the first.



                                                   Wetting the project out...

                                       ...and folding in the top and bottom edges.



                                             Next time: the felting begins.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Reconditioning a lampshade is an interesting challenge, isn't it - but very satisfying!

Marilyn Nelson said...

I have a similar lampshade that needs redoing. So, I'll be anxiously watching your progress. Have fun!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel- Yes...an "update" of sorts, without purchasing a new lamp!! :)
Marilyn- Thanks! I hope you'll share yours, too, once it's completed.