If you love shabby chic, this is your tutorial. Yesterday, I was browsing Velvet Brown
, a hot spot for feminine decor in the U.K., and stumbled across this lampshade
. Could be super cute in a girl's bedroom or nursery, or perhaps a Victorial entryway. Although this lamp skirt sells for roughly $40, you can create your own version with a considerably less alternative.
Search for a toddler's skirt, preferably layered (I've found a lovely black alternative
that I may love even more than the beige!). Fit to the shade, and make accommodations as necessary. You may need to tighten the waist with elastic, or add another layer with filler fabric.
Don't have time to shop the toddler's section? You can create a similar look with an old skirt in your closet by sewing a few extra layers.
Whichever you decide, it's important to remember how easy it is to create stylish alternatives for the same items in big box retailers. With a bit of creativity, you can own a one-of-a-kind lampshade that would make Velvet Brown