I went to the new Anthropologie in Allen a few weeks ago and was mesmerized by everything I saw. Located at Watters Creek on 75 and Bethany Rd., it is a must see for self proclaimed "Anthrophiles"!
It is an upscale clothing & home decor emporium. This placed is filled to the rafters with displays of unique, vintage pieces with a modern twist.
I look carefully at the vast variety of urban eye-candy, I even take notes. I keep a little notepad in my purse and scribble drawings of ideas. Then, I go home and reappraise my stash of stuff to see what I can reproduce. It makes me look at my materials in a whole new way. I have to control myself from pulling everything out of the closet & attempting to do it all right then--Behave Girl--there's time!
I told my blog partner about wanting to re-do the lampshades in my bedroom like the ones I saw at Anthropologie. She pulled out her sassy little iPhone and showed me the picture she had taken . . . yes, it was the one I wanted to reproduce. Great minds . . . well, we know what I mean!
So, ambitious are we that we not only had to do a pictorial for our blog but we had to do a YouTube version as well. We go from tearing off the previous cover (who was looking worse for wear) to the finishing touches of the new shade.
You don't need to have a sewing machine to do this shade. Just fabric, glue and some time & patience to complete a project like this.
I am happy to spend money on things I cannot or will not reproduce. Some things are not worth the trouble, if I can buy them on the cheap . . . $98 is a little too rich for a single shade and I need two . . . as I always say..."I can do that!"
I have and I did...look on YouTube for the full tutorial.