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Easy DIY Projects Add New Life to Boring Lampshades
When you want to add a little pizazz to your room, decorating a lampshade is a fast and frugal way to give your lighting and space a fresh, new look. Check out this collection of imaginative ideas. Choose the one you like and get busy decorating. Most of these projects take less than an hour to complete.Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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Add a custom touch to a lampshade with colorful fabric that coordinates with your room's decor. Before you know it, you have a fresh new look.Continue to 3 of 16 below.
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Give new life to a boring lampshade by dressing up the lampshade interior. Use spray adhesive and fabric in an eye-catching pattern or bold color to line the inside of an otherwise unremarkable lampshade.Continue to 4 of 16 below.
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Visit your crafts drawer and embellish a lampshade with ribbon, stitching, beaded fringe or fabric paint. Check out these ideas for personalizing a lampshade using basic sewing supplies.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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"Doilied Up" Lampshade From Quercus Design
Use hand-me-down doilies with white glue and a little dye to give a lampshade a unique retro look. No doilies in your family? Check out the next estate sale or craft fair near you.Continue to 6 of 16 below.
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Faux Leather Lampshade From DIY Network
At the market, ask for paper, not plastic. Then use those everyday brown paper bags to give an existing lampshade a faux leather makeover that looks and feels real.Continue to 7 of 16 below.
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Silverware Lampshade From Four Corners Design
This creative idea for dressing up a lampshade using old silverware uses different tones and patterns of old (or new) silverware to reflect light.Continue to 8 of 16 below.
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Stenciled Lampshade From Martha Stewart Living
This imaginative stenciling idea uses paper-backed book cloth and a giant circle stencil with paint to turn a boring lampshade into an eye-catching room addition.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Wallpapered Lampshade From Redbook
Whether you're matching the existing paper in a room or going for a showy accent, wallpaper gives you tons of color and pattern combinations to choose from. Here's how to cover an everyday lampshade with patterned wallpaper for a designer flourish.Continue to 10 of 16 below.
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Button Lampshade From Better Homes and Gardens
If you have more buttons than you know what to do with, hot glue the prettiest ones to a lampshade for an easy button lampshade upgrade.Continue to 11 of 16 below.
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Shabby Chic Rosette Lampshade From SimplyCiani
Turn any lampshade into a romantic shabby chic rosette-covered shade to add a little Victorian charm to a room.Continue to 12 of 16 below.
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French Script Lampshade From The Concrete Cottage
Ooh, la, la! Turn your Plain Jane lampshade into a French beauty with patience and a black permanent marker. Voila! You have a unique look and a conversation piece.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Ombre Hair Dye Lampshade From Paper Buttons
Revisit your lost punk youth by picking up hot pink hair dye at your local beauty supply store. A short while later, you'll have a stunning ombre hair dye lampshade.Continue to 15 of 16 below.
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Twig Lampshade From The Shabby Creek Cottage
Add a rustic look to a room with a twig lampshade makeover. This clever lampshade reinforces an autumn decorating scheme and adds a country touch to any room.Continue to 16 of 16 below.
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Yarn Ombre Lampshade From Vintage Revivals
If you knit, you no doubt have baskets of leftover yarn. Put that yarn to work as a charming yarn ombre lampshade.