Help me "fix" this lamp

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AdrienneBreaux
AdrienneBreaux Posts: 64

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edited July 2 in Design Questions

So I was on a fringe kick a few months ago and added fringe to this lamp's lampshade… and then gave the fringe a weird "wavy" trim. I don't think that fringe was the right DIY direction to take this lampshade in, but now I'm not sure what to do next! I could just take the fringe off entirely and leave it as-is, but I kind of liked the idea of adding more details to the lampshade. Any thoughts?

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  • CullenOrmond
    CullenOrmond Posts: 98

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    wait @AdrienneBreaux I love the wavy fringe and don't think it should be removed!!!!! (I especially love the texture next to that textured piece of artwork nearby.) I'm not sure what exactly, but I wonder if there's a way to add more color to the lampshade?

  • AdrienneBreaux
    AdrienneBreaux Posts: 64

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    @CullenOrmond i did such a bad job trimming it though hah. It's all uneven! It's hard to cut fringe! Okay but if I added some color in, like how? Paint? Fabric?! Embroidery?!

  • CullenOrmond
    CullenOrmond Posts: 98

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    I think you did an incredible job @AdrienneBreaux! 🤗 maybe paint to tie in the colors from the surrounding artwork?

  • AmritaThakkar
    AmritaThakkar Posts: 15

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    @AdrienneBreaux honestly I kind of love the uneven fringe. I think the artwork already adds a lot of color so maybe some minimalist embroidery?

  • DanielleBlundell
    DanielleBlundell Posts: 46

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    Can you add just the trim part of the fringe as a border to the top of the shade? i think it might help it feel more visually balanced?

  • artistemerging
    artistemerging Posts: 1
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    Does the shade lend itself to doing a punch needle work on it? I see what you mean, but it looks like it's just not done yet. Keep trying! You can always find another plain lampshade if it doesn't work.

  • AdrienneBreaux
    AdrienneBreaux Posts: 64

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    @artistemerging i don't think the material would work with punch needle! but i do wonder if i could embroider it…