A great lampshade can make any room in your house look just the way you want it to. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find exactly what you want in stores. That's why DIY lampshades are so perfect. You can modify an inexpensive lampshade so that it looks exactly the way you need it to for your space. Here are some fabulous, and easy ways, to create the masterpiece you need to deck out your living room, bedroom or office. Get ready to be impressed!
1. Coat the inside of a Lampshade with Glitter
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Make any room sparkle and shine by spraying a couple of coats glitter spray paint to the inside of the lampshade. Cool, right?
2. NYC Skyline
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Modify your lampshade to showcase your own hometown's skyline.
3. Strings of Beads
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Adhere a bunch of strings of beads to your lampshade ring. It adds a ton of great color to your rooms.
4. Decorated with Buttons
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Extra buttons can be used to make your lampshade look spectacular. I love this look, don't you?
5. Shade Made from Paint Stirrers
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Paint stirrers are free and you can use them to make this fantastic looking lampshade. Stain or paint it any color you want it to be.
6. Buttons and Paint
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Combine a painted design with a few cute buttons to create a lampshade that no one else will have.
7. Re-cover with Newspaper
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Some Modge Podge and newspaper can give your lampshade a vintage and unique look.
8. Flower Lamp Shade
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Use up some leftover fabric scraps and art supplies to turn your lampshade into a beautiful garden.
9. Fancy Chandelier
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Make this stunning chandelier by using the frame of an old lampshade.
10. Woven Ribbon Lamp Shade
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Mix and match your favorite colors of ribbon to create this adorable woven look.
11. Showcase a Pattern
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I love this fancy globe light, don't you? You can make this pretty easily at home. I want one for every room of my house.
12. Shabby Chic Rosette Lamp Shade
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Isn't this lovely? I would love it in my office or on my nightstand. Use any color of rosettes you want to make it match your room.
13. Re-cover with an Old Map
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Repurpose an old map by adhering it to the outside of a lampshade.
14. Wrap a Strip of Burlap around Your Lampshade
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This can be done in just a couple of minutes and gives you a look that will get everyone talking.
15. Fabric Ruffles
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This is so cool! It's easy to make and you can customize it with any colors you want.
16. DIY Photo Lamp
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Put some of your favorite photos on display in a new and different way with this fantastic lampshade.
17. Patchwork Lampshade
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You could do this with fabric scraps and glue, but it would also work pretty well with paper and Modge Podge.
18. Use Cute Fabric to Recover the Shade
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This technique is super easy and you can finish it in less than an hour.
19. Doily Covered Lampshade
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This is beautiful. Scout your local thrift store to find doilies if you don't have any lying around.
20. Ruffle Lamp
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Who doesn't love ruffles? This would be great in a little girl's bedroom or on a vanity table.
21. More Ruffles
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Here's another great example of how you can turn your lampshade into a ruffled masterpiece.
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You can pretty much assume that no one else is going to have a jellyfish lamp like this one.
What does your favorite lamp look like? I hope that you've found some great ideas for turning your old worn out lamps into something really great. Which idea is your favorite?