Friday, November 5, 2010

{a quick celing fan make over...}

I didn't know how hard it was going to be to find the exact shades for our ceiling fans. The shades I have are not the clippy kind...so, needless to say never found.
So, I decided to recover the old ones...they have seen better days {like 10 years!} time to do something!
I went to Calico Corners and found this fabric {12.99 yard} and it was the perfect match to the ceiling fan..it's a grayish tan color w/ beige. This fabric is soo popular right now it was back ordered for 2 weeks & I received in 8 days!!







can you say "crusty lampshades....ooooh" LOL
gathered my materials and started to work


this trim is from Walmart and it's for the trim on the inside of the shade


one of the lampshades fell apart which was perfect & I was able to use it as the template! 




pin & cut


 used spray adhesive to cover the material around the shade then, used hot glue to tuck in the edges



then trimmed the inside w/ the bias trim from Walmart to clean it up a bit.




Here is the ceiling fan finished!


I finished 2 fans 1 more to go...

Happy Friday!! We're having great weather here & I LOVE IT!!!

xoxo's Nancy

1 comment:

The Polished Pebble said...

Great Job Nancy!
They look so much brighter and interesting and I can't believe you did it yourself!

: ) kelley