I'm gonna make this short and sweet OK? I finally covered my lampshade and I did it using this tutorial from Isabella & Max Rooms.
Here's a waaaay before:
and here's a regular before:
Like I've said in the past, there's a sheen on the white lampshade that you can't really see in pictures, but the burlap helps to soften it and I'm really loving the texture.
Alright, now on to the curtains... I sold a floor lamp and my old curtains (in the picture above) and now I have $45 to buy four new panels for my bedroom.
I found four unopened panels of the Ikea Vivan on Craigslist for $20. I think that they're pretty sheer, but I was wondering how sheer. Does anybody have these? If they're just kind of sheer, I'm definitely going to get them, but if they're pretty much like hanging a thin layer of gauze then I may have to pass and make a trip to Ikea and pick up two sets of the Ritva.
Another option would be to go ahead and get the Vivan curtains and line them, which would put me at $40. What do you think?
Either way I've decided that plain white panels are the way to go. I took a pair of the Ritva curtains out of our guest room to see how they looked in our room and I like them. That's what's hanging up in the first picture.
Any other suggestions on how to get 4 white panels for $45 would also be welcome!