Sunday, April 8, 2012

Lampshade Redo by Rob & Megan

I had found this lampshade at Lowe's after Christmas for$ 3.75 and it is approximately a 12 inch shade.  It originally came with a red and white plaid trim at the top and bottom, and that was why it was on clearance. It was easy to remove the trim and begin a new project.


I purchased this fabric on sale at Joann's a few weeks back. I thought it would look great on the shade. The fabric for 1 yard was $10.00 and I used about half of a yard.

I had pinned a wonderful tutorial by the The Creativity Exchange on how to recover a lampshade a while back. The tutorial is wonderful, and I was able to follow it very easily.

The first step was to trace the shape of the shade on the fabric with pencil. We flipped the fabric over and rolled the shade beginning at the seam and back around. Drawing a faint line on the fabric alongside the top first, and then rolling it again drawing a line along the bottom. The top and bottom of the shade were two different sizes. Then I cut out the fabric as you can see below.


What I did next was take the end piece and hot glue it along the seam.  Then I wrapped the fabric completely around the shade and glued the other end down as well.


Then I used hot glue to glue around the top where I left the least amount of extra fabric. It worked out better for me this way. I used clothespins to hold down the areas that I was gluing. Then I cut around the metal pieces of the shade.

I then did the same thing on the bottom working my way around and pulling the fabric tight. I was pleased with the final product considering it was my first try, and I hope to find another base at Goodwill or similar store. For this I used my lamp I already have to show you the shade on a lamp.


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a great holiday weekend.

Lamp Shade $3.75
Fabric $10.00

Total Cost $13.75


Megan

141 comments:

  1. looks great! I attempted this once but ended up wrapping them in jute. You can see my finished lamp here http://gandcjohnson.blogspot.com/2012/03/adding-splash-of-color-for-2012.html

    ps I love your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much! I checked out your project and it looks fantastic. Megan

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  2. That is a really pretty new fabric! Nicely done!

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    1. Sharon,Thank you so much for stopping by as always. You kind words are appreciated. Megan

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  3. I love this fabric!! So pretty!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Taylor! We appreciate that you stop by and comment. :) Megan

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  4. Looks great! I found you over at DIY Project Parade and I am so glad I did! It caught my eye right away because that is the color of my kitchen and I just happen to have a lampshade I want to redo. Thanks so much!

    Heather

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    1. Thank you so much, Heather. I am excited to see your project. Megan

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  5. LOVE your lampshade. What a pretty fabric you chose too!

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  6. Beautiful Lampshade, love the colors

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  7. That turned out great! Trying this has been on my to do list for months and this is giving me the nudge to get it done. ~ Maureen

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. Looking forward to seeing yours. Megan

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  8. This is really cute. I am in the process myself of making a lampshade. This was very helpful, thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Jen! Can't wait to see your project. Megan

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  9. What a great lampshade! Lovely fabric!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. We appreciate you hosting such a great party, Jill. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Megan

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  10. I love this and I have 3 shades that I'm so tired of looking at! Your tutorial looks easy to follow and I'm going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Danni. I am excited to see your projects. Megan

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  11. Gorgeous shade redo. I love your choice of fabric.

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  12. I am happy you joined in on the newbie party. I would love if you added my link or BUTTON to the actual post, that is the best way to get the party out to other newbies who may want to join in as well. Thanks.

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  13. Looks great! I love that fabric! Blessings, Tammy

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  14. I love the Fabric!!! So fresh! Great Re-Do!

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  15. I recovered my old lampshade a while back and I love yours. I am so impressed that you actually are doing projects that you pin. I need to be better at that.

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    1. Bonnie ~ thanks for stopping by. I really love to try and actually use the pins I am pinning. :) Megan

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  16. Looks great! The fabric is so pretty. Thanks for the awesome tutorial and linking up at Etcetorize~

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  17. I'm so glad you posted this, as well as the tutorial you referenced! I'll be recovering my lampshades soon, but I had no idea how to begin! Thanks for sharing on Mauvin' Monday!

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm excited to see what you come up with...love your projects. Megan

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  18. Great lampshade project. The fabric is beautiful.

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  19. The fabric pattern is perfect for the lampshade, good choice!

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  20. So cute! I can't wait to try this! I love the pattern you used

    Robin @ garagesalesrus.blogspot.com

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  21. This is absolutely amazing! I love how it turned out. What an awesome addition to the room!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lindsay. I wasn't sure I'd be able to do it right..but I am proud of it. :)

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  22. Hello,
    Found you over at Tip Me Tuesday. Love this lamp shade! The fabric is so pretty, and it happens to be my favorite color.

    -Erin Spain
    DIYOntheCheap.com

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  23. Love the shade. You have a lovely blog. I am visiting you via Tuesday Treasures. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas

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  24. Nicely done! I love the fabric you chose! I have a couple plain, boring lamps laying around the house, and I've been wanting to freshen them up a little bit, so thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Love your lampshade makeover!!!! Thanks for linking up to my party at Jillify It!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  26. The lampshade turned out great. I love that fabric! (I'm a 'frequent flyer' at JoAnn's, haha). Good job! Saw you at Debbiedoo's Newbie Party.

    Shasta

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    1. Thanks, Shasta! :) I love Joann's too...even my husband loves it now. :)

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  27. Great job! Thank you for mentioning that you used my tutorial for the project. Love how beautiful your shade turned out!

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    1. Thank you for providing such a great tutorial. I was excited to find one that I could use a glue gun with. :)

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  28. So cute! I love the fabric and the finished product!

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  29. Very pretty! I love the fabric you used. I'm your newest follower.

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  30. Wow great job! It makes me want to attempt it again, my first try wasn't so successful. Thank you for sharing. I saw you on home stories a2z
    amy@winecountrymama

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I hope you give it a try again. I was apprehensive and thought it would be a lot more complicated. :) Megan

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  31. This is awesome....just gorgeous. (I'm really liking turquoise right now!)

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  32. What a fantastic idea! I'm a new follower

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  33. Cute fabric..i've been wanting to update one of the shades in my bedroom. Thanks for the tutorial :)

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    1. Thank you so much. Can't wait to see what you do on your lamp. Megan

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  34. That looks so good! I really love the fabric, it's so pretty!

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  35. I love this, I need to go find a lamp shade to redo:)

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  36. I love it! I especially love the color. That's such an easy fix. I was just looking at my lamp shades today thinking about how they need an upgrade! Thanks for linking up your projects at The Winthrop Chronicles.

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  37. I have a couple of lampshades that could really use this! I'd love to have you stop by and share this at What's New Wednesday, going now through Saturday night :)

    http://www.gratefulbelly.com/2012/04/whats-new-wednesday-four.html

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  38. Love, love your lampshade! You did an excellent job!

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  39. This is great!! I definetly want to do these to some of my lamps that need some TLC :) I would be THRILLED to have you share this at my link party going on!! I am your newest follower through LINKY Followers...would love to have you follow back if you want!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/04/homemade-by-you-7.html

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  40. I have been wanting to do this! Thanks so much for sharing, your lamp is so pretty! Julie(the letter 4's mom)

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  41. I love the fabric on the shade. Great job.

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  42. You made this look so easy! I might give this a try with a couple ugly lampshades that I have, haha!

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    1. I hope you do this project. I was worried about doing it but it was a lot easier than I thought. Megan

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  43. That looks fantastic! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  44. Thanks for sharing your tutorial! Your shade looks fabulous!

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  45. I sooo need to do this to our living room lamp, yours looks fantastic. Our shade is all broken and a gross yellow color. Pinning for future reference, great tutorial!

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  46. I love the fabric and this fabulous idea!!! Thank you for the inspiration. Newest follower!!

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  47. Stopping by from the Link It Up Thursday Party! http://kingofsaving.com

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  48. You did such an awesome job on that! The fabric is gorgeous! :-) Thanks so much for linking it up to Inspiration Friday this week~
    Vanessa

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  49. Love the fabric you chose! Great makeover. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  50. I love the color of the fabric! This came out great. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  51. It looks fabulous!! Love the fabric!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow!

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  52. Wow, Megan, your lampshade turned out great. Such a lovely fabric! There's nothing wrong with the base, I like it a lot ;)

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    1. Thank you so much. I actually love that base too, but I was using it just for the photo. But, now I think I might just keep it that way. Thanks again.

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  53. Great tutorial! I love the fabric you chose. I would love it if you would come link this up at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party.

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  54. Amazing! That fabric is gorgeous! I love Joann Fabrics, unfortunately ours closed and I really haven't seen one anywhere in my area. There use to be one right down the street and I would go all the time, even just to look. I miss it! It is such a shame that it closed:(

    Anyway, awesome tutorial! Would love to try something like this someday.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Sarah
    http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/

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    1. Sarah, Thanks so much for your comments. I love Joann's...that's a shame that yours closed. They have the same sales on their website if that helps you out.

      Thanks again for stopping by.

      Megan

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  55. So beautiful! I love the colors!! I will have to try this sometime!

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  56. I LOVE the fabric. The lamp turned out really well - so cheery!! This is pretty easy to do and looks fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial.

    I'm pinning this. Thanks for linking up to Romance on a Dime!!

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  57. Great tutorial. Great fabric. So great in fact that I pinned it!

    ... and where were you last month when I was digging around and googling for this very tutorial ...?

    :)

    Linda

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  58. You are an amazingly thrifty and talented decorator! Thanks so much for sharing your lamp shade tutorial at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com

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  59. Looks like someone has a feature over at VintageMauve.com

    http://www.vintagemauve.com/2012/04/15/mauvin-monday-8-link-party/

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  60. That turned out great. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up. can't wait to see what you share next week.
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  61. Looks great! I am doing a Lamp redo blog shortly on by blog and was looking for a tutorial to cover the shade. I had an idea of how to do it... When I get it finished, I will post it and link your tutorial to the blog post!

    www.stork1.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the post!!
    Darlene

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  62. Love it! I have the same thing pinned and I am waiting to use it. Waiting to get my guest bedroom back :) Thanks for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  63. Great idea and upcycle!! I love the fabric you chose. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

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  64. Thanks so much for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party at the Blackberry Vine! You are one of this week's List Makers! Feel free to stop by and grab a button...can't wait to see what you'll share this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  65. I love this! Using material to recover a lampshade is a great idea! I'll need to remember this.

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  66. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party. It's such a great tutorial. The party opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  67. We loved this! Featuring this tonight! Stop by and grab a button! ;)

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  68. Awesome lamp shade. The fabric is a definite wow! And you made it look easy.

    Atta Girl Amy
    www.attagirlsays.com

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  69. I will be featuring your lampshade at our party tomorrow. YAY!! Love. It. Thanks for partying with us!:)

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  70. love the new look of the lampshade.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party

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  71. SUPER CUTE! I am totally loving this! I'm your newest follower!

    XO, Aimee

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  72. Ummm. That's it? That easy to make a GORGEOUS lampshade? Holy Lightbulb going off in my head! WOW I love this Megan!

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