I have two lamps in my room. One is a really cool touch sensitive lamp with a glass shade and the other is just a standard silver lamp with a very standard shade. Except that shade has gotten very grubby. So grubby that I was too ashamed to take a picture and put it online!
I finally got round to getting a new lampshade (just £2.99 from B&Q) but is just looked too plain.
So, I decided to spruce it up with some blue lace I bought for 20p from Boyes (in their clearance basket).
Here is my tutorial for a 5 minute DIY that will spruce up a simple lampshade - you only need three things and it will cost you less than a fiver to do!
Double sided tape
1. Apply double sided tape all the way round the top of the lampshade
2. Peel off the paper and starting at the lampshade's seam, stick the lace (very carefully) lining it up with the top of the lampshade. Make sure you press as you go round to secure in place.
3. Carry on until you get all the way round. Add another small piece of tape under the overlap to secure in place
And that's it. Job done...one lamp drastically improved!
Have you improved anything recently with a simple embellishment?
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