I was reading my friend's blog the other day and loved her goal of finishing
projects she'd already started instead of 'gravitating toward shiny new ones.'
Hmmm....that certainly resonated!
I'm sure I could win a BIG prize for my collection of unfinished projects.
Almost a year ago I was checking out an awesome Master Bedroom Reveal at
Cassie's @ Hi Sugarplum - do you remember the reveal right before she moved to her
new home? I spied some stylish lamp shades with leopard print lining, she
had purchased them like that, but I knew it would be a simple DIY using patterned paper.
Of course the the 'shiny new project' was calling and I started asap, but ran out of paper
after completing one and never finished!
I hoped you wouldn't notice them in my dining room on my Christmas Tour. :)
Drum roll please...10 months later I finished the project!
Seeing the peek of leopard print while sitting at our
dining table makes my detail loving personality happy.
It was a super easy DIY, I used wrapping paper to line the shade. My shade has a slight
taper, you can follow this tutorial How to Cover a Tapered Lamp Shade to get a perfect fit
when you cut your paper. (You don't need to leave the extra allowance on top and bottom
as if you were covering the outside of the shade with fabric.)
When you have your paper cut roll it up and place on the shade then begin to
unroll it as you work your way around the shade. My paper easily stayed in place, I used
my fingernail to press the paper into the edge of the shade.
I used a sharp utility knife to trim the excess at the edge where needed.
I didn't want to permanently attach the paper since chances are high I'll want to change it
out some day. :) I overlapped the paper and secured at the top and bottom using scotch tape.
Do tell, are you working on any unfinished projects or
moving on to a fun shiny new project?