DIY: Shabby Lamp Shade

I love me some fun lamps. However, I do not love those “fun” prices that come along with said lamps.
Lately, I have been browsing the plethora of adorable Franklin,TN antique shops and gathering a lot of inspiration. Among the treasures were tons of unique desk lamps – which is exactly what I needed to go with my revamped desk!

Well, these beautiful antique shop lamps were not in the ole budget,
so I had to get funky with my GW lamp.

As you may have noticed, I ripped off the stained fabric that was the lamp shade before I snapped my photo – but I am sure you can dig into your imagination to envision the before look.

Redoing the base was simple: Krylon spray paint in Almond.

For the shade, I had bigger plans (details to follow) that required a tad more elbow grease.


First, I sprayed the frame a light yellow. Next, I cut up some random fabric and burlap scraps, then tied them around the top and base of the lamp shade frame.


And now she lives happily on my desk!
I also love that I can rotate the shade to get a glimpse of different fabrics.
This was super simple and only took about an hour.




15 thoughts on “DIY: Shabby Lamp Shade

  1. That lamp share is adorable! I love the mix of fabrics you used! The burlap adds just the right amount of texture and the yellow frame showing through is great!


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