This one is for the office so it has a fun side to it. The fabric is from IKEA which was kindly gifted to me by Christina from A Colourful Life. I mean how long would you have to search for a funky lampshade like that?
Obviously that is the joy of covering your own lampshade; you can either go all matchy-matchy with curtain off-cuts or completely nuts with a fun print or simply indulge in a small piece of your favourite fabric that you couldn't afford a whole chunk of. I am thinking of a nurtured piece of Liberty I have upstairs which is too small for anything other than this kit.
The kit includes the wires, tacky material for the cylinder, tape, easy instructions and a little dibber thing to neaten the edges.
It takes an hour to put together at the very most and is so professional looking at the end. No sewing needed.
In situ it is a bit tricky to photograph as I am looking into the window light in what is essentially a cupboard under the stairs on the second floor which we affectionately call the 'office'!If you want to buy a kit from needcraft.co.uk they cost £11.66 for the 30cm drum lampshade. But if you want to win one, answer this question and I will pick names out of a hat or possibly a lampshade from the correct answers on 23rd April 2016. Good Luck!
How much is it if you buy two 30cm drum lampshade kits? Check out their website for the answer.
PS. I was sponsored the first lampshade at CHSI trade show and I have purchased this second one myself. I do not get commission on sales, I just loved this kit and wanted to share my own views. Thanks.
PPS: I have put my top ring on upside down on purpose because the office light has a short cable and it needs to be higher up to avoid our heads but the ring the bulb goes through should be inside the lampshade.