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I took my plain white lamp shades today and recovered them to make them gorgeous! I am so very excited to share this post with you. I will show you before & after pictures along with step by step directions on how to recover your own lamp shades!
If you use this tutorial as a guide to recover your own, please add a picture in the comments!
You can find the YouTube video here I watched to learn how to trace the lamp shades properly.
Lamp shades (I got my lamps at a yard sale for $5)
1 yard Fabric (I used 100% cotton)
Paper & tape for drafting the pattern
Hot glue gun
Not pictured: Iron, Ironing board
Trace your lamp shade using the method shown in the YouTube video link above materials.
Trace this template onto the wrong side of your fabric – I added about an inch or so to the outside of pattern to allow room for tucking edges into the inside of the shade when I glue. Cut out material.
Now you are going to start with the hot glue, LAST STEP!! :) Start with the seam and hot glue down long ways as shown in the picture. then you will glue along the edges INSIDE of the lamp shade. Make sure you pull the fabric tight.
Pull the extra fabric from the top and bottom and tuck inside and secure with hot glue.
When you get to a metal rod at the top, follow these instructions: Make a small cut, and glue around the pole.
When you near the end, fold the fabric on the outside so that you have a clean seam. Iron on top so that it stays flat.
INSIDE & OUTSIDE WHEN DONE:
Here is the difference on the night stands in our bedroom. I love the pop of color! :) We usually have a teal comforter, but this summer is just too hot!
Love how these turned out! Next will be my living room lamp shades, can’t wait to add those pictures to this post! Leave a comment if you found this helpful :)
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