This week I turned my attention to this lamp. Yes, it is nice. But I wanted more than just nice, I needed it to be a "moment" for my room... and a moment, it was not.
Sooo I decided to paint it [that's not a shock, right?!] I carefully taped-off the silver, and used a white semi-gloss spraypaint. When painting glass think multiple, light coats, because you really don't want it to drip or run.
Then I covered the lampshade. First, I made a pattern using craft paper: Line up the seam of your lamp with the edge of the paper, then roll the lamp while drawing a line along the top edge [your lamp seam tells you when to start/stop]. Next, go back to the beginning, line up your seam with the edge again, and line the top edge with your traced line. Roll the lamp again, tracing the bottom... this time making sure that your top edge stays on your line that's already drawn. Now you have the exact size of your lampshade... so add at least a half an inch to the top & bottom edges and cut it out.
Wrap your shad with your paper pattern... just to make sure :)
At this point you can pin the paper onto your fabric... unless you are awesome like me, then you'll just put a bunch of random heavy objects on it to keep it in place while you cut the fabric!
Now, using sray adhesive, spray the backside of your fabric and wrap it around the shade. Lastly- using a hot glue gun, just fold the edge down and glue to the frame.