Wednesday, January 5

Lampshade DIY

We've had this boring old lamp for ages, and the other night I decided I couldn't bear to look at it anymore.  I got out the hot-glue gun (my most favorite tool!), some vintage fabric I had stashed, and pom pom trim and went to town!

These were my pretty supplies!
After I measured out my strip of fabric, I hot glued it all the way around the lampshade, starting at the bottom.
Once it was glued, I trimmed off the excess.  The fabric I used was a polyester blend, so I didn't have to worry about the fabric fraying.
I then added my trim around the top and bottom of the shade.  I'm pretty sure I could use this trim on EVERYTHING!
All done!  Now I have a pretty, pretty shade that makes me proud whenever I look at it!  I'd like to note that my fabric was semi-sheer, so it doesn't block out much light when you use the lamp.
If any of you try this for yourselves, I'd love it if you left me a link so I can see your finished project!  

Hooray for restyling things and hooray for Project Restyle!  xoxo Katie


24 comments:

  1. Eeps! I love it! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm definitely filing this one away :)

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  2. I'm loving this project restyle! its so inspiring!!
    this is adorable :)

    xox
    Ashleigh
    www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  3. so cute! i did the same thing a few years back with the dingle berries and such but your is so much cuter!

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  4. Love it. Think it would get hot enough to melt the glue?

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  5. Wallflower: Good thought, but hot glue has to get really hot to get melty. We don't use super high wattage bulbs anyway, so it hasn't been an issue. Thanks, though! xo

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  6. eek I love love this. I've had a ugly lamp shade I had no idea what to do with it and almost donated it. So glad I didn't do that. I cant wait to give this a try.

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  7. that is just too cute! and so easy! i love it!

    ♥ <a href="http://www.allisterbee.blogspot.com>allister bee blog</a>

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  8. Love it!
    Thanks for getting into the diy tutorials. I am really enjoying these.

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  9. genius! I want to/will try this!

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  10. Hi Katie,
    It looks much much lovelier now with it's new flowery coat! I've once struggled (it was a real struggle ;-)) to do the same with a lampshade, take a look here!
    http://planetfur.blogspot.com/2010/08/its-what-should-holds-things-together.html

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  11. such a cute diy :) i love the fabric.
    I also have a thing for pom pom trim i have a bit of a collection going!!
    might have to give this ago thanks for sharing.

    Zoe

    http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

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  12. Well done, what a simple idea! But those are always the ones that hang around for ages NOT getting done, aren't they?!! Gotta get me a glue gun...

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  13. so pretty! I wish I'd use lamps just to customize them like this ;)) the pompoms are the definition of cute.

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  14. LOVE that trim! I want it on a pillow!

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  15. that is beautiful!! i'm gonna have to do this.

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  16. you inspired me! here's my lampshade before & after! :) http://tinyurl.com/37hbg63

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  17. What a cute idea! It looks fabulous. ^___^

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  18. Thank you! This was a late-night project the other day...so fun!
    http://bit.ly/lfuga9
    xoxo, Karen

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  19. The other day I wrote a post over on Freshome about the most fabulous lighting collection by Zenza. The lights, which are made from silver-plated copper, have been punctured with thousands of tiny holes that create stunning effects when the light filters through them and casts shadows on the surrounding surfaces.

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