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Published on August 5th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain


A Lampshade Redo

I recently redecorated minion #1’s room. Getting both girls’ rooms done this summer was on my list of accomplishments and of course, I’m super happy to get those crossed off my list. Painting and cleaning the floor, going through her many things and getting them organized was top of the list. I am still creating and remaking some of the smaller things in her room. Taking photos, you can see the new room, but we are still accessorizing.

Her main colors are seafoam, black and white. With small touches of lime. really great colors for a teen!

She has a bulletin board and ribbon boards to hold hair clips, necklaces and jewelry. There is another with her school letters, award winning photos and two of her plaques ( she won the Young Authors State Contest three years in a row) She’s incorporated the black and white comforter and several pieces of zebra print to give the room some zip.

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At another point  I will be sharing how I created both the CD wall hanging ( so cool and super colorful) and the zebra skin hanging.


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I am still working on lamps and other items like frames and such to add to her nightstand and dresser. At the time of the photo she didnt have a bedskirt, but I found a black one that really looks great.

Because there is so much zebra, I wanted to add other patterns of black and white to the room. I had gotten some fabric strips a couple years ago that I hadn’t really gotten use from, but found that they were terrific for an idea I had. A frilly fabric lampshade.

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I kept the base of the lamp the white it already was, then I painted the top and bottom of the shade with black paint.

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the strips of fabric were white with black print, in a subtle print, measured 18inches and were cut with pinking scissors at top and bottom of the strip. All I had to do, really, was to hot glue them to the shade.

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What I basically did was to add a few inch strip of hot glue to the shade, then scrunched the fabric into place, making ruffles as I went.

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When I got to the end of the piece, I would fold over the end, then glue into place, making a seamless line of ruffle.

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Each layer looking great.

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At the top I ran into a dilemma and found that I could just cut the fabric in half, then added that to the top of the shade. Love how it looks. You could measure your shade and cut your fabric so that your layers are all even. but I’m happy with this!


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It even looks great lit up, with no ugly hot glue lines showing in the light.

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Hope you like Alizabeth’s cute new lampshade!


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2 Responses to A Lampshade Redo

  1. Berkley says:

    I am very interested in how you created the CD wall!

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