Fabric Covered Lamp Shades


Awhile back I showed you how you can easily transform your lampshades with paint.  I really like the look and effect, but when I was sitting on the couch, at an angle where I could see the underside of the lampshade, I didn’t like what I saw.  Paint was seeping through the fabric, but not in a way that looked right.  I decided to fix it with fabric.  I like how it turned out.  Adds a little bit of color, and covers up the bleeding paint.  I may still embellish the bottom of shade with some trim, but we will see what I can find.


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Fabric of choice (I had about 2/3 yard of a remnant piece)

Glue gun



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Cut fabric into strips.  Start gluing strips.

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You will probably use scrap pieces or shorter strips near the end to fill in the gaps, depending on the shape of your shade.

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