Monday, August 19, 2013

Quick and Easy Lamp Shade Redo

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This lamp has had many looks.
The reason for this latest update is because, well, you didn’t know but with the last look, the fabric didn’t actually wrap around the entire lamp shade. Oops. :) I could only find the star fabric in a fat quarter so it didn’t wrap completely around. 

A couple months ago my mother-in-law found a bunch of the Riley Blake All-Star 2 fabric. I had all but given up on finding any so I was super excited that I can now cover the entire lamp shade.
This time I just hot glued to the seam.
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Then hot glued around the top
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and folded it down.
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And done!
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Quick and easy and I feel so much better that it’s not incomplete with a gap in the back :)
One of these days (say- when I’m not hugely pregnant anymore) I’ll get back to doing some bigger crafts.


  1. This looks so easy! I have a shade that I got for a dollar sitting in my bedroom. It's just plain white and is in need of a makeover..poor thing! I can do hot glue! Now I just need to find some fab fabric! :) Saw on nap-time creations!
    Best wishes for your pregnancy!
    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner

    1. It is so easy, you could also use spray glue if you wanted, but why over complicate? hehe. Thanks for coming by Gina!

  2. That fabric is cute! I'm always on the look out for cute fabric and 2nd hand lamps/shades... I have plenty that could use something cuter! Thank you for sharing! I'm pinning this! Julia

    1. Thanks Jules, I'm glad you like it. I love this fabric too. I've had a really hard time finding cute boy fabrics so I'm really happy with this one.

  3. Oh I love it. I havn't covered a shade before, I need to give it a try. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    1. Thanks for hosting Marty, I'm glad you like the project. Super easy and give it a whole new look!

  4. Thanks for sharing. I have several lamp shades I would like to redo instead of buying news shades.

    1. yes, try redoing before buying new ones. It totally changes the look. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  5. I love this project since it's so cute and frugal! I have a lamp that needs a makeover so I'll have to try this!
    I'd love it if you'd link this up to my blog hop...our readers love seeing transformations like this! Just click on Carrie This Home above and it will take you right to the hop. Thanks!


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