I realized the other day that I wanted a jolt of yellow on the shade and decided just to Sharpie-marker a section of green floral fabric.
It worked and turned out almost chartreuse, a definite jolt of color on an already-colorful shade. I have long loved pink roses against yellow backgrounds, so this has turned out to be my favorite tier so far.
To tie that pop of yellow in with the rest of the lampshade, I dyed my white pom pom/ball trim gold by soaking it in Turmeric water for a minute.
A minute in the spice-bath was long enough to do the trick, and I let the trim dry while I attached more ruffles.
Ah, ball trim! It makes me happy. ♥
'Two tiers left to go, then, which is grand since all the fabric-pleating and hot-gluing have reached the stage of feeling quite tedious. Once it's done, it's done, though, and this has already become one of my favorite re-dos and favorite items in the apartment. ♥
|Tomorrow! A finished reading lamp!|