Lampshade Makeover...With Paint

by DIY Maven

Lampshade Makeover...With Paint

So I had this lampshade that had faded badly. It went from black to a sort of aubergine. I liked the shape and if I had bought a replacement, it would have looked just like it, except for the aubergine part. Because the shade itself is plastic with a fabric overlay, I thought it might paint up nicely. It did! I put one coat of Canyon Black in satin on all four sides, avoiding the bias trim edges at the top and bottom, which hadn't faded.

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3 D Wallpaper

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 09/09/08

Not only has Swedish designer Hanna Nyman created a 3 D wallpaper, it's also interactive.  Once applied, you can peel back the parts you want to dangle from the wall to create your own version of sculptured art.  She has done these in contemporary colors and floral designs.  As you might expect, Hanna is a fan of origami and has melded her wallpaper designs with her beautiful paper lampshades.  These designs are so fresh, beautiful, and...

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How to Build a Polygon Lamp Shade

by DIY Maven

How to Build a Polygon Lamp Shade

Dan over at Instructables breaks down his universal lamp shade design, complete with a template for cutting the necessary shapes to assemble your own one-of-a-kind polygon shade. He offers a variety of suggestions for materials you could use to make the individual pieces–including plastic milk jugs! For illumination, he used a simple socket on a cord, which he found at Ikea for 4 bucks. With just a few materials and some patience with a scissors...

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How to Make a Paper Clip Lampshade

by DIY Maven

How to Make a Paper Clip Lampshade

This is a simple and effective way to tart-up an inexpensive paper lampshade using office supplies.

The Materials

Paper lampshade

Decorative paper clips (I found these circle paper clips at Target; 50 for $2.99.)

Small paper punch (Or anything pointy will do.)

The Process

Mark shade with pencil at uniform intervals. I spaced my markings 1 inch apart.

Punch holes at markings.

Slip paper clips into holes.

For another office supply alternative, how about...

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