Easy Lampshade Update Ideas


Like I said a few posts ago, I’m redecorating what was once Sawyer’s woodsy nursery.  It is now becoming the guest bedroom, preparing to house my parents for the Christmas break.  Like usual, I’m trying to keep the cost down, so I’m using a lot of stuff I already have or can easily make.  The room needs some lamps.  I have 2 shades that are basically the same that I got at the thrift store for $3.  They’re just plain old cream right now and I want to update them to make them pop.  Don’t have time to do the project today, but I did manage to peruse online for some easy lampshade update ideas.  Here are some of my favs:

Momtastic used red jumbo rick-rack to add a decorative trim around the top and bottom of the shade.   Looks great with the cobalt blue lamp base.

Cyndy at the Creativity Exchange does a great job explaining how to update a lampshade with new patterned fabric.


Shannon Berry Design Blog has a fantastic tutorial on creating a monogrammed lampshade with felt and fabric glue.   I LOVE this.

Marie Digby wrote a great guest post on Under The Sycamore and featured a very cool photograph lampshade.

Mama Says Sew did a guest post at Tatertots and Jello showing us all how to make this fantastic ruffled lampshade out of burlap.  If I had a daughter, this would be in her room.

I hope these give you some great ideas to go revamp a lampshade of your own.  I have an idea of what I’d like to do to mine and can assure you that the tutorial and pics are coming soon!  What are some of the lampshade diy’s you’ve seen around?

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