I've been looking for a drum shade to cover ever since seeing this post from Emily A. Clark (one of my blog crushes!) and being completely inspired! I looked all over for a drum shade because those are easier to cover then the tapered shade I had. Drums have the same diameter on top and bottom making it easy to attach new fabric.
I searched thrift stores, Hobby Lobby, and even Shades of Light looking for a drum shade and couldn't find any that worked. Shades of Light had some but they were around $80 a pop. So I decided it was cheaper to just buy a whole new lamp and Marshalls had a HUGE selection of drum shaded lamps. This is the one I picked up for $29.99.
I didn't care what the shade looked like because I was going to cover it.
I ordered my fabric from QuiltHome. They have a FANTASTIC selection of fun and modern fabrics for very reasonable prices. The one I choose was light weight so I had to first cover the dark shade with a white heavier weight fabric I had on had from a previous sewing project. I followed this tutorial and this is how it turned out!
I love that it ties all the colors in the room together. That's the great thing about finding your own fabric.
P.S. This is what my dining room table looked like when I was trying to decide on the perfect lamps for the living room! EEK! and I still haven't found one for the other side table in that room! I think I need to start a group called Returners Anonymous. My husband thinks I'm crazy but I can't picture what something will look like in the room until I get it there! So I always end up buying 10 things and returning 9 of them!
I'm linking up to these parties today!