Painted Zigzag Lampshade

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Erika from Retropolitan wanted to add a bold pop of color to her master bedroom and found a modern zigzag lampshade that she loved. But who spends $250 for lampshades? Definitely not Erika (or me for that matter!).  Erika created an awesome replica by hand painting white lampshades she already had. How fun is this?!?

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Plaid Wool Pendant Shade

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Why waste hours searching for that perfect fabric when you can just paint your own? That’s exactly what Mary from At Home on the Bay did after months of searching for plaid and stripe wool coating for her custom-made lampshade. I know it’s summer and smokin’ hot outside, but Mary’s shade makes me want to […Read More]

Embellished Flower Lampshade

anthro inspired flower lampshade

Meghan from Another Crafty Day gave a burlap drum shade an Anthropologie-inspired makeover with a bunch of felt blossoms. She already had tons of felt on hand, making it a natural choice for her flowers. However, you could definitely experiment with different fabrics to lend a more causal or formal feel to your shade. I […Read More]

Cane Drum Shade

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Mary from At Home on the Bay was inspired to create her own cane lampshades by wrapping pre-woven caning around drum shades and finishing the edges with bias tape. Mary left one of her shades the natural cane color but darkened another with stain for a pendant light. This just shows the possibilities when working […Read More]

Lamp with Lace Shade

When Denisa from A Girl and A Brush saw a lace lamp at Pier 1, she knew it was perfect for her bedroom. That is… the lamp was perfect, not the $75 price tag. Using a Goodwill lamp base, shade, and tank top, Denisa created her own romantic lamp for less than $15! Denisa was […Read More]

Lamp with Ruffle Shade

Julie from Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss created a new stylin’ lamp for her daughter’s  bedroom from an old lamp she had originally purchased from the thrift store. Julie painted the cherub base a bright yellow and then dressed up a plain white shade with strips of ruffled fabric. This is such a simple way to […Read More]

Ruffled Burlap Lampshade

After seven long years, Chris from Just a Girl finally finished revamping her master bedroom. Part of the transformation involved dolling up a plain lampshade with strips of burlap. After cutting and ironing the fabric, Chris hot glued the strips to the lampshade in squiggly lines. The texture of the burlap and the beautiful blue […Read More]

Paint Chip Lampshade

Here’s a project for all you paint chip-a-holics out there. (You know who you are…) Brittany over at Pretty Handy Girl shared on the CSI Project how she turned extra paint swatches into a lovely lampshade. After laying out her swatches and taping them together, Brittany used hot glue to attach them to her shade. […Read More]