DIY Lampshade Makeover

I had this lamp that I knew would one day would find a forever home in my house.  I wasn’t sure if it would remain in the current state or evolve into something else. 

This past week it evolved into something else. 

The lamp base was originally a dark color and this is the lampshade that came with it.  I spray painted the base white and knew I had to do something about the shade.

first lampshade

I purchased a plain white shade and got it for a steal at $2 at what was once Garden Ridge.  I can’t remember what it is going to become but I was just happy to find the lampshade so cheap!

plain lampshade

I knew that it just needed a little bit of awesomeness to liven it up.

plain shade 

I had some pretty ribbon from a previous project that I hot glued around the top and bottom of the lampshade.

 hot gluing ribbon

ribbon being glued on

I then of course forgot to take pics of the next part but I used the twine leftover from the twine covered glass jar project { click here to see that } and wrapped it around the middle of the shade.  I wanted it to be thick enough that it looked like a band around the middle. 

I then added a pre-made burlap flower to the middle of the band of twine.

finished shade

And that was it!  Pretty easy peasy to transform a plain, boring lampshade into something cute!

Did you notice that super cute light switch cover?  That’s another DIY project that you can do to!  Read more about it by clicking HERE

lampshade makeover 1 

{Confession time}

I didn’t take into account where the lamp shade wires were.  I was solely concentrating on keeping the seam of the shade to the back.  When I put in a bulb, this is what I saw.

view with light on

Not exactly how I would have planned that and I glued the flower on and it wasn’t coming off easily so for now, I’ll just live with it.

What have you created lately?  Did it turn out as you expected? 

Stay awesome!! ~lisa


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