Do you ever see something you own and think, "I could make that look so much better!"? That recently happened to me when I looked at my lamp shades. They are pretty plain, in other words-a blank canvas! I searched and searched for ideas online, but could not find what I was looking for. I wanted something simple and nothing that would be an eyesore. What I came up with was this-a woman will definitely notice it but a man might not...subtle!
I don't really know what color my lamp shade is so finding something to match it was a little difficult...until I cleaned out my closet! I had a pair of corduroy pants that had a broken zipper. They were trash and I turned them into treasure! I cut to hem off the bottom and cut strips-very rough and unevenly. But that doesn't matter, you are going to twist and turn and glue and make these corduroy roses that no one will ever know weren't perfectly cut!
You can find all kinds of tutorials online on making fabric roses. Lot's of trial and error and lot's of hot glue will get you these beautiful roses! Can you believe how well the corduroy matches the lampshade?
I am definitely digging my new lamp shades! Total cost of this very frugal makeover? FREE!! That is the best price to pay for almost anything!! I have some other lampshades and some other clothes that I am throwing out so I think I might be creating a lot more of these frugalicious lampshades!