You will need
- - cotton tape;
- - Laundry gum;
- - fringe;
- - fabric flowers.
Quite often need to update an old floor lampwith fabric shades on the wire frame. Before starting, remove the lampshade from the lamp and remove the old covers. This is best done over a large sheet of paper. Wash the frame and wipe it dry.
Measure the frame and make a pattern for the new covering. If you have a floor lamp with a cylindrical lampshade, measure the height of the rack and the circumference of the lower ring of the frame. Draw a rectangular pattern, taking as the height of the rectangle the height of the rack. The length of the pattern make equal to the circumference of the lower ring of the lampshade.
If the sides of your lamp shade are rectangles or trapezoids, measure them and draw a pattern for a single part. For the complete decoration you'll need to cut out so much parts, how many sides of a frame.
Pick up the fabric for a lampshade. To do this, look through the material that will successfully fit the color of your interior, turned on the lamp and evaluate how the selected tissue transmits light. Shades made of thin fabrics, through which are visible to bulb and the frame, it is recommended to do on the lining.
Cut out fabric detail stitched on the prepared pattern. Add to top and bottom sides of the pattern allowances, sufficient to bend the fabric, and make the drawstring for the elastic or cord. If you made a pattern for just one segment of the shade, add allowances for seams on the sides of the part.
Treat the cut parts lampshade overlock seam and sew them to the sides. Fold the bottom and top allowances inside and stitch drawstring, leaving a small hole through which to devatsya elastic band or cord.
Tape plain cotton tape rack and both rings of the frame. Pull the fabric and insert the elastic in the drawstring. The finished lampshade can be further finished textile or beaded fringe, sew it to the fabric along the bottom of the ring. The surface of the lampshade can be decorated with flowers made of fabric if the style in which decorated the room, this allows.
Attach an updated shade to the front of the lamp.
Advice 2: How to update floor lamp
The lamp gives a soft side-lighting, creating a cozy atmosphere in the room. It is convenient to operate, can be moved as needed at the moment. Outdoor lamp, decorated in an original manner, it becomes bright accent in the room. If your lamp it's time to change or freshen up a lampshade, you do not need to run to the store for a new piece of furniture. Apply a little imagination to your old thing picked up and lit in new ways.
You will need
- Lamp shade decoupage technique:
- - glass lampshade;
- beautiful napkins;
- - alcohol, or detergent;
- - scissors;
- - glue for decoupage;
- - cloth.
- A shade cloth:
- - old lampshade fabric;
- - new fabric;
- - tracing;
- - scissors;
- - sewing machine;
- - thread.
Lampshade in technology dokupienia lampshade from the lamp and clean the glass surface. You can wash your lampshade any detergent or wipe with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol. Spread on the table, a soft rug, so you don't accidentally crack the glass on the work surface.
Take a napkin, whose ornament will decorate your outdoor lamp. The new design of the lamp must integrate harmoniously with the surrounding interior. So come up with their napkins around the room and clearly think about how will look the figure from different angles. Make allowances for the fact that the light through the glass shade will make the colors more transparent and lighter.
Carefully cut the pattern from the napkin. For this purpose it is best suited scissors with rounded edges so you don't accidentally tear the thin paper. Peel off the colored top layer.
Transfer the pattern on the lampshade and stick it with glue, carefully oiling the tassel on top. Use special decoupage glue, make sure in the instructions that it is suitable for transparent surfaces. And that can be visible stains after drying. Securing the napkin varnish is optional.
Completely dry your decorative item and set the lampshade in place.
Shade of danisnet lampshade by disconnecting all the wires. Podposite seams on the fabric of the old lampshade in places of their fastening to the frame. Do this carefully so as not to damage the parts. Old clothes on the floor lamp from long use can be fragile.
Divide the old fabric to the details. Attach them to the tracing paper and draw the pattern. If your old lampshade material was tightly stretched on the frame, take the exact dimensions.
Stitch a new product the pattern. When a thin fabric which would be good to Shine through, sostrochite details "linen" stitch. If the fabric is tight, then finish the edges with overlock. Iron all seams.
Pull stitched lampshade to the frame. To ease this job, the fabric is first wet, and then secure the thread on the metal parts. Let dry in the tense.
Fix the lampshade on the Desk lamp.
Change the lamp bulb. Light can be warm or cold white and other colors. Pick the lighting which will feel most comfortable with.
Advice 3: How to update an old house
If your house is not as beautiful as before, or you decide to sell, you should think about how to update it. May from cracks pulls a draught, roof leaks or the house does not hold heat. All these problems are easily solved with the help of modern technologies and materials, but if you hire a construction crew, and worry practically nothing to have. Anyway, to update an older home, you must perform the following steps.
You will need
- - time and money;
- - materials (roofing materials, siding, plaster, paint, etc.);
- - working hands.
Start giving the housea new look with Windows and doors. No insulation will not work if doors and Windows are warped and cracked, so replace or otrestavrirovali them.
Then go to the roof. A revision of the truss system. If it is strong enough, simply remove the debris, leaves, twigs, and repair minor damage. Then, right on top of the old cover, install the counter lathing and furring. If possible, lay a special waterproof film for better insulation. Can also put the insulation and vapor barrier film. After all the preparatory work, install new roofing, for example, Onduline, metal or a Keramoplast.
If the examination of the roof system revealed significant damage, the roof is in very poor condition, remove it completely. Let dry a few days the sling system, antiseptic. Replace all damaged and worn out rafters. Then install the roof as in the first case.
Make proper drainage so that water from the roof did not fall on the external walls and the plinth of the building.
Start the update of the walls. If the walls of the houseand are composed of a solid, well-preserved logs, which hold heat well, just saturate them with a special compound, prokonopatit again and paint.
If you want to protect your walls from the adverse effects of the environment and make the facade more eye-catching, use the siding. Buy the necessary amount of material and bring a repair team, please note that service workers will cost not cheaper than cost of material. If you are confident in their abilities, attempt to upholster the walls of your houseand siding.
Regardless, brick or wood you have a house, it can be plastered, but be sure to make wooden crate. When the plaster layer is fully dry, cover it with any decorative material to your liking: ceramic tile, marble, granite, decorative plaster or just paint.
Before you take to update the old house, carefully review its condition and calculate all costs (including labor). It is possible that it would be cheaper to build a new house.