Lamps can come in many different styles, but lamp shades are often pretty basic. With just a little ribbon, some decorative beads, a few metal appliques and a glue gun, you can easily transform old lampshades into something new. As Carter Oosterhouse will show you, it doesn't take a lot of effort to add a lot of visual interest.
Step 1: Lace
Carter uses a hot glue gun to adhere black lace on to a white lampshade. This adds a lot of style in just minutes.
Step 2: Ribbon
Carter uses a hot glue gun and some ribbon to give an ordinary lampshade a contemporary look. He adds a decorative bow and inexpensive metal flowers for extra beauty.
Step 3: Decorative Beading
Carter glues a string of decorative beading on the fringe of the shade for added color and texture. Try to match the seam of your beads to the seam of the shade so it's hidden.
Step 4: Appliques
Carter uses a contrasting applique to create a striking design on a solid color shade. It make take a few tries to get the placement right, but it'll be worth it.
Items You'll Need
- Metal Flowers
- Decorative Beading