I love that word. Sounds more modern than simply recycling.
My mother gives me plenty of chance to upcycle when she gives me all of her
Why is it the minute you own a house, your parents want to fill it up with their stuff?? I mean that in the most appreciative way…
Anyway, some of it has gone straight to the donation box or the trash can, but some of it I have redecorated to make it my own- recently she gave me a lamp with a simple white shade, and in addition to being boring, it was also filthy and slightly dented.
I decided it was time for an upcycle.
My goal at the beginning was simply to wrap a ruffled ribbon around the lampshade (and avoid all sewing by using hot glue), but as soon as I was done I thought it still looked kinda plain:
Cute, sure. But a bit plain for a little girl’s room.
When my hubby and I were choosing a room color for A’s room, we used this picture as inspiration (I’ll do a post on that someday soon). Wanting to keep with the turquoise and dark (hot?) pink theme, I thought it would help to add the flower-
My husband definitely agreed that it added a little something extra. Don’t you just love when they have opinions on decor?? Especially when they agree with you!
A couple things you might be wondering:
1. No, the glue does not melt under the heat of the lamp. I actually had to glue the top ribbon to the inside of the lampshade to give it that fluff at the top, and it still doesn’t melt (or get hot).
2. No, you can’t see the glue lines when you turn on the lamp. It just looks like a glowing ball of white.
-I wrapped it a little too tightly in the beginning (at the top part). See how it’s less fluffy and ruffly than the bottom of the lamp? Definitely use plenty of ribbon and fluff as you go.
-You can barely tell where the ribbon ends, but for those seeking perfection, tuck it under the row above it. And put the flower on the opposite side;)