So I have this little brown, boring lamp. Actually I have the little desk (?) one, a floor lamp and 2 bigger table lamps. They all came in a set on clearance at Home Depot about... oh... 11 years or more ago. Plain, but with sweet lines. Though the shades are quite bland.
With that painted I decided to give a little attention to the plain Jane shade. I Mod Podged (glossy) some leftover fabric from my wallet project right on top of the old shade. I didnt take any pictures of that because there are plenty of tutorials on how to cut the fabric and re-cover a lamp shade. Like this one. Which is basically how I did mine, but I decided to Mod Podge instead of breaking out my spray adhesive, which is too messy for me.
The shade still looked like it was lacking something, so I added some bead trim that I got super cheap at Michaels several years ago. ahh Perfect!
Now the whole thing
I have a hanging lamp on the other side of my room which I had used the trim on a few years ago when I bought it. So now its matchy matchy!... almost
This shade was on a big lamp from my grandparents house. It still had the plastic on it giggle So it was nice and clean and dustless underneath. I'm just not that into the tone on tone floral pattern. You can sort of see it in this picture.
I will need to buy some more fabric but I held up what I did have and I like it. I like it a lot! I dont think I will be Mod Podging that one though. I will have to break out the spray adhesive for this big guy.
Now go spice up your lamps. Its a cheap, easy, and fun makeover.
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