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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Is your lamp outdated?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.

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 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.


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.

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.


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.

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.