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Monday, October 17, 2011

Ceiling Fan Lampshades - Second Time's the Charm

A few days ago I posted about the lampshades I made for our ceiling fans. I also mentioned how much the husband hated the (very girly) fabric I choose to cover them with.  Despite hating them, he did say "If you like them that's all that matters". Awwww, so sweet. Now I really had to change them.
 As a refresher, here is a before picture of the fan...
(there's two actually, but a picture that includes both is kinda hard to see)

And here is the after picture with my girly fabric...

I went on a dig in my big fabric bin and pulled out everything that I thought might look good on the shades. Then I laid them out and asked the husband to pick one. 
We have...1) burlap 2) fabric I'm planning to use on the inside of the entertainment center we will one day get around to building 3) leftover fabric from the laundry room W/D curtains 4) leftover fabric from my dumpster rocker 5) Amy Butler fabric, same as I used on the lampshades but in a different color.

He choose lucky number three - leftover fabric from our laundry room. 
That was the one I was leaning towards as well...nicely done, baby.

First I had the task of pulling off the old fabric. Let me just say this...I did a bang up job of putting that fabric on - it did not want to come off. I am WAY better than Target at making lampshades. 

The process of putting on the new fabric was the same as before, but a little more difficult since I was using thick home decor fabric. They turned out great, and I have to admit, I like them better than before.




Here's all three again for easy comparison..



What do you think...better?

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8 Comments:

At October 17, 2011 at 5:47 PM , Blogger Kerrye said...

Better! I love the green theme! Nice!

 
At October 17, 2011 at 7:32 PM , Blogger Elsa said...

Yep, better! It matches the walls and blends better.

 
At October 17, 2011 at 7:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree! Love them!
:)Abby

 
At October 17, 2011 at 10:01 PM , Blogger Brittany said...

I started following you a while back from my friend Katie from Craptastic. I love your crafts/projects! And I gotta admit, I did not like the 1st lamp shade you did at all! But, I really like this new updated one, much better! I like that there is brown in the fabric and it goes along better w/ the wood. Great job!

 
At October 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Amy @MoMomma said...

They turned out great! I'd love to have you link up on my momomma monday linky party!

 
At January 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could I do a shade if my fan has several globes ? thanks debie066@aol.com

 
At August 30, 2012 at 10:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can i do a lamp shade for my fan that has 3 bolbs

 
At October 12, 2012 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Johanna Infante said...

I love them (both fabrics look great). What a clever idea!!!!!!

 

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