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Feeling Crafty: Re-Cover an old Lampshade

Today’s the day for our monthly Pinterest Challenge, where we do one (or more) of the gazillion things we’ve pinned, then blog about how it went.

Recovering an Old Lampshade

I’ve been sprucing up my office space (which also happens to be where our piano lives), and part of that included recovering a dingy old lampshade. I painted the lamp base a couple of years ago, and the lampshade didn’t bother me until I got the rest of the room looking cute. The lampshade is an odd size to replace, but seriously needed a makeover. So I perused Pinterest until I found a decent tutorial on how to recover it.

{Coincidentally, her fabric looks a whole lot like mine!}

Humor me in regards to the in-process photos; I took them with my phone in a dark room while doing this project myself, so they are less than stellar.

recover old lampshade

I removed the old fabric from the shade, then followed the tutorial instructions to mark the fabric before cutting. All in all, this was a useful tutorial because there was no confusion in what I was suppose to do, and it came out nicely. I didn’t have clothespins, so I clamped the fabric with my fingers instead; it worked just fine — but I may not have fingerprints anymore. {Hot glue is seriously HOT, y’all!}

The finished product:

re-covered lamp shade

Isn’t it cute? I’ll share the rest of my perkier office in an upcoming post!

It’s your turn!

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Zephyr Hill

That looks great! Perky describes it perfectly!


Love the lampshade, Jamie. Can’t wait to see pics of the office space when you’re done. You have a great sense of style! 🙂

Jamie @The Unlikely Homeschool

It turned out great! I have an old lamp that I might try and tackle.