Published on September 20th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain1
Upcycle a Lampshade
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.
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.
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.
After that dried, I taped off the black painted parts so that my dot paint wouldn’t get on it.
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.
I poured out my paint onto a paper plate, which made it easier to work with.
I dabbed the bottle top into the paint, and then onto my lampshade.
Where the bottle lid didn’t make a full impression, I just used a paint brush to fill in the circle.
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.
Twist the strip of fabric and also wind it in a circle around the center of the flower.
Every couple of inches, add a little more glue, and place your fabric down to keep the circle wound.
Continue rolling the twisted strip until you are finished.
When finished, trim the edges of the base square so that your flower is clean.
Turn your flower over, add hot glue.
Now, stick it artfully onto your shade.
Add two more flowers. and voilà! Done!
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!