Decor Tutorials recovering a lampshade

Published on March 13th, 2013 | by Shantelle

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DIY: How to Recover a Lampshade EZ!

How to Recover a Lampshade

This tutorial is to show how to recover a old lampshade. I had an old drum lampshade just hanging around in my storage, and I wanted to give it some life, so this is what I did……

Materials for Recovering a Lampshade:

 A old lampshade or a lampshade that you have bought and just want to revamp.

Spray Adhesive

Scissors

Pen

Fabric

Note: My old drum lampshade was slightly smaller at the top. The top ring is 12″ and bottom ring is 14″. So I had to use the “Roll and Trace” technique so that I wouldn’t have any bulkiness when I tried to wrap the fabric around the lampshade.

Directions for Recovering a Lampshade:

Note: There is a dent in my lampshade but once its recovered you won’t be able to see it.

DIY floor lamp base

1. Start peeling the fabric off of the lampshade.

Stenciled curtain

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2. Now you should have a bare lampshade that looks like this…..

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3. I bought this fabric from Hobby Lobby using my 40% off coupon and only paid $5.00 for 1 yard.

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4. Turn fabric over so that the printed side is facing downwards.

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5. Now, I call this the “Roll and Trace” technique because you will literally roll and trace the lampshade to get a pattern.

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6. Your fabric should look something like this if your lampshade was smaller at the top. It should be curved.

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7. Spray the adhesive onto the bare lampshade.

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8. Roll the lampshade on the fabric.

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Now it should look like this.

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9. Cut the excess fabric.

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10. Fold the end to make a flap, spray adhesive on the flap and press down onto the lampshade to secure the fabric.

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This should be your finished product.

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