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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Easy Lace Lampshade Tutorial

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! 

1 lampshade
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?

Love Rebecca

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  1. This is so pretty. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

    1. Thank you! I will head over this week and check it out!

  2. gorgeous! I love that extra little detail really makes it.

    rae gun ramblings

    1. Thank you! I thought about adding more lace but decided that less was more in this case!

  3. I love lace. This is such a pretty lampshade. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


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