When decorating her daughters’ bedroom a few years ago, Charlie from Attempting Aloha fell in love with Pottery Barn Kids’ girly lampshades. She happened to have a little lamp that she had gotten on clearance at Target and knew it was due for a makeover. Charlie made ruffled flowers from strips of charmeuse and then […Read More]
Angie from Angie’s Roost had plans to make a pair of rosette-covered lampshades for the nightstands in her master bedroom. When a design challenge to recreate an item from Anthropologie came along, she kicked it into high gear and got her rosette making on. Angie first covered her inexpensive white shades with fabric so no white would be peeking through and then covered it with rosettes… lots and lots of rosettes. Angie doesn’t deny that this was a time-consuming process, but how pretty is her new shade???
Judy from Gracious Southern Living wanted to make a few changes in her foyer to create a more accurate reflection of the rest of her home. Loving the contrast of black and white, Judy covered a drum shade she already had with a checked fabric. The shape of the drum shade made this a super simple task, and the addition of trim around the edges really gives it a finished look.
Crystal from Homemaker in Heels made a plain lampshade resemble a beautiful bouquet by covering it in burlap rosettes. The rosettes are crazy simple to make, requiring just a little rolling, twisting, and gluing, but make a huge visual statement. This is a great way to salvage an old shade that is showing some wear and tear or discoloration. All covered in rosettes no one would ever be the wiser!
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]
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]
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]
Erin from How to Nest for Less was inspired to turn her daughter’s plain Jane pink lampshade into a flowery work of art. She simply purchased some floral embellishments from the craft store and hot glued them onto the shade. I love how Erin clustered the pink and white flowers and leaves onto her shade. […Read More]
Terra from Mama Says Sew gave a garage sale lamp shade a whole new look with a thrift store sheet. Terra sized the sheet to wrap loosely around the shade and then tore the remaining sheet into long strips of fabric. From the sheets, she created little circles that mimic the look of flowers and […Read More]