For a long while I have actually been considering knife-pleated lampshades, desiring a number of my own. Then I recognized I might make one myself with a thrifted shade, a swath of material, and very little else. Overall expense? About $12.
Photography by Mel Walbridge for Remodelista.
Here’s what you’ll require:
- Lampshade (I discovered a number of at Goodwill for $2 each; it’s all right if they’re a little blemished.)
- Material, plain or patterned (a mid-weight material that isn’t too thin however likewise folds well works finest; I utilized basic cotton.)
- Material scissors
- Needle and thread or material glue (I utilized Bish’s Original Tear Mender, a US-made immediate adhesive; note that this is best for dark and patterned materials just, as I discovered it reveals through light materials after a while.)
- Optional: spray starch or homemade starch (1 tablespoon flour combined with 1 cup cold water) and paintbrush
- Lawn stick or ruler
- Straightener or steam irons
1. Step the material.