Wednesday, January 11, 2012

How To Makeover a Lampshade

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A few weekends ago Hubby and I got to sneak away and enjoy some kid free time = BLISS.  The man still makes my heart melt, oh that is not what we are here to talk about, sorry.  While out Junkin'  I found the perfect lampshade and by perfect I mean a beautiful shape but a little beat up and dirt cheap.  It was perfect for me though because I have been looking for the perfect shade to do a little DIY magic on.  You see I have had a vision of a modern glam floating around in my head for months but I could not find a shade to try it on, either they were new and $$$$ or crazy shapes  but this one was perfect.  To get start I grabbed a can of gold metallic spray paint and headed for the front yard because that is where all classy people do their spray painting.
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I spray painted the inside of the shade and I was sooooooo happy with what I saw I went inside and grab another shade to do the same thing to.
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The second shade took a few extra coats of paint due to the design on the inside.
Once the paint dried I brought them inside and the next part of the fun began!!!! 
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I covered the outside of the shades with a cream silk fabric, it was very easy just spray a little adhesive to the shade and turn.
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Spray, turn, spray, turn you get the idea.
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Once to entire shade was covered I took a razor knife and trimmed the edges of the fabric (not my finger-thank goodness).
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Folded the edge under and glued it down.
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For the top and bottom edge I use bias tape to add a pop of color and interest.
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I simply glued it on using the fold as my guide.
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I did the other shade the same way.
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I am having a hard time showing you much of this lamp without revealing another project that is still in the works.

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But here is the first lamp in all of its modern glam.
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Is she not beautiful?  I love her!
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The gold peeking out is just perfection
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and the glow, well the glow is just the best thing.
I am so happy that I have awesome lamps to keep my newly made over sofa company.

Cha Cha
Monday

14 comments:

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

They turned out great! I love the idea of painting the inside. :)

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

So glad you posted this project, Charity!! I love the way these turned out-- I have some fabric just waiting to cover a lamp shade and now am inspired. :)
Happy Thursday, friend!

See Jamie blog said...

I need to do this with a few of mine. I can NEVER find exactly the right lamp shade!!!

Adelina Priddis said...

That turned out nice!!

Ryan said...

Very nice! You did a great job.

Between You and Me said...

love how your lamps turned out....
dressing my boring lamps up is on the list....
maybe this summer when I have more time...

The Mustard Seed said...

This turned out really really cute!

Designs by Shell said...

Fabulous job... looks great!

Stay Sew Creative said...

I have a beat up shade that I need to makeover, too. I may just do this, because I'm having an awful time finding a shade that complements the lamp. Thanks for the post!

CreationsForEleanor said...

Love them! I spray paint in the front yard...until my husband politely insisted I more to behind the garage!

Sherry said...

That is really gorgeous! I have a several lamp shades that need a re-do! I'm so glad I found you.
Now following!!!
Sherry's Bees Nest

Susie from Bienvenue said...

YOU GLOW GIRL ;)

KAT said...

lovely The glow is the best part

andieclark said...

I love what you did to those lamps! It's so cool and I think it looks so wonderful at night. I think you can even re-design LED vehicle lights because of your creativity.

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