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Published on September 20th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain

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Upcycle a Lampshade

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Hello peeps! I am here to share a cute little room decoration with you. I also wanted to share my other minions room. Several weeks ago I shared minion #1’s room. Blues, Black and White, it’s a updated teen room with flair! Minion #2 also got a room makeover this summer. I am super happy with how it turned out.

I shared a little of her room when I created the Faux Animal Skin Rugs.

Now you can see the finished room.

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Annalise loved this grey paint, and after buying new curtains, comforter and sheets, I just had to repaint some of the other items in her room. There is a chandelier lamp that I painted black. I also repainted the flower shapes above her bed, which we had made for her old room. They are just plywood cutouts that I painted with room colors.  Today I’ll be showing you how to upcycle a lampshade for the sweet little lamp that sits on her bedside table.

 

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Lampshades are one of the easy ways to change your decor, and they are a pretty cheap way to do it. I am frugal and decided that my minions lampshade was perfectly fine to use again in decorating her room. We used a lot of color, but patterns weren’t abundant. I love how patterns bring together a room.  Polka dot is such a cute pattern that I decided to create a painted dot lampshade.

First I pained the rim top and bottom of the shade, I just used a simple acrylic paint. it’s perfectly fine on fabric and it’s not like we’ll be tossing these in the dryer.

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After that dried, I taped off the black painted parts so that my dot paint wouldn’t get on it.

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

In looking around for a dauber , I looked right at my bottle of paint and decided it was perfect, the right size and shape. I tested it to see and found it made a good imprint.

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

I poured out my paint onto a paper plate, which made it easier to work with.

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

I dabbed the bottle top into the paint, and then onto my lampshade.

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Where the bottle lid didn’t make a full impression, I just used a paint brush to fill in the circle.

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Let it dry and peel off the painter’s tape. I left some of the circles not perfect nor totally completely filled in.

To make the giant roses, you’ll need a hot glue gun, and some fabric strips.

for the base, you’ll need a fabric square- mine is about 2×2. Take the end of your strip and glue it to the middle of the square.

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

Twist the strip of fabric and also wind it in a circle around the center of the flower.

 

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

Every couple of inches, add a little more glue, and place your fabric down to keep the circle wound.

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Continue rolling the twisted strip until you are finished.

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

When finished, trim the edges of the base square so that your flower is clean.

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Turn your flower over, add hot glue.

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Now, stick it artfully onto your shade.

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Add two more flowers. and voilà! Done!

Upcycle a Lampshade - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

I spray painted Annalise’s lamp with $.99 glossy black paint, and she put in a black light bulb as she doesn’t really use the lamp for light. It’ s trippin’ man!

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Kristen - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 



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One Response to Upcycle a Lampshade

  1. Carole says:

    Love all of your ideas Kristen !

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