Dannells 20cm Ribbon Lampshade Making Kit was the answer to my prayers. The ribbon lampshades are really easy to make, so much so it is slightly addictive – you are simply wrapping the ribbon around the shade.
I used my gingham ribbon to create a shade for a good pal of mine who has a shabby-chic country cottage. I painted a maroon base with a light blue chalk paint then buffed it to reveal the deeper colour beneath and to give it a shabby effect. I know this will look gorgeous on her white kitchen dresser. I’ve got some red gingham ribbon somewhere and I’m going to combine it with a square wooden shade for her son’s ‘Wild-west’ themed nursery.
–20cm Ribbon Lampshade Making Kit
-Tall lamp base
-Blue chalk paint
*As the ribbon is inside the shade you have to think about safety. I sprayed both my shades with a fire-proofing spray that is also available from Dannells.
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