Category Archives: DIY

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Update Your Lampshade

Is your lamp outdated? Instead of tossing it, update your lampshade for a fresh new look that won’t break the bank.

Fabric
An easy way to get your lamp to match the decorations in your living room is to cover a lampshade with fabric. You can easily take fabric that matches your furniture or you can find swatches at your local craft store that easily meets your tastes.

Buttons
Buttons are a nice effect and are easily attached to a lamp shade by hot glue gun. You can choose buttons of similar colors and shades to match the designs in your room.

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Wallpaper
If you have extra wallpaper from decorating your walls, you can easily attach the extra paper with craft glue to continue the theme in your room.

Paint/Stencil
If you’re artistic, you can design your own lampshade with paint, or if your less artistically inclined, you can easily use stencils  to get the desired designs you want.

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Gold Leaf
Gold Leaf is a nice and thrifty way to add gold accents to your lampshade. Gold leaf is an adhesive that you can attach to a lampshade either as a design or to cover the whole lampshade.

Ribbon
A nice way to add a pop of color to your lampshade is to glue ribbon(s) onto the shade. Or if you’re feeling adventurous you can create criss cross, vertical or horizontal designs.

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