Already happier, right? I also decided to paint the little black cap on the top of the umbrella pink too. It unscrewed easily, took a few coats of paint, and went back on.
To up the happy quotient of my umbrella I thought it would be really fun to add a pom-pom trim around the bottom. (What’s happier than pom-poms?) So, when I was at the fabric store I went over to the trims, found some trim that would work perfectly, and… sighed heavily. Eight bucks a yard! Boo – I needed at least six yards, which would mean nearly fifty bucks for pom-pom trim. Wah wah. Sooooooo, I decided to make my own.