There are times...
...when almost anything you own could use a little recharge.
Not that anyone ever "owns" a cat.
But there could be a lampshade in your life that's just, well...
Strike when the iron is hot.
While getting paper goods at Dollar General, I spotted these
watered gray shades with a soft sheen.
In the stash, I had several packages of beaded trim, also acquired on clearance
from Walmart, with just this use in mind.
The slight difference in this trim ribbon?
If you've been hesitating on adding a little sparkle to your life,
now you have no excuse.
So unwrap your lampshade.
Peel off the backing on the trim...
...and just press it into place!
No tools other than scissors.
No excuses either.
How easy is this?
That burgundy background is my duvet cover.
I'm doing this in bed, in my pajamas.
Fuzzy bunny feet not included.
Go back and smooth the ribbon flat.
There we go.
Good-bye, tired, discolored, damaged, uninteresting shade.
Hello, you little flirt!
It's also a little more substantial and grown up, all for $4 a shade.
And I like my details to sparkle!
If you have thumbs, you can do this.
If you love your shades and just want an update, go for it.
Then just point and smile, declaring,
"Oh yes, I made that too."
Who's going to know how easy it was?