A Quick and Easy Way To Dress Up A Naked Lampshade

Easily Dress Up A Naked Lampshade and Give It Personality With This Simple Decorating Trick

Hello All,

Slooowly but surely I have been working on my master bedroom and I am happy to say I am almost finished. After the holidays I plan on completing the last project on my list for the Master and move on to my daughter’s room. Today I am going to show you a simple way to dress up a naked lampshade.

I got a set of mercury glass lamps for Christmas ummm, two years ago from my Mom. They sat in boxes for months until my master bedroom was ready for them. When I pulled them out of the boxes, they looked nice on my upcycled night stands but the shades were a bit plain.

A Quick And Easy Way To Dress Up A Naked Lampshade

With just a couple of yards of chocolate brown satin ribbon and large rhinestone buttons I gave these lamps a new look and a bit more glam and elegance.

A Quick and Easy Way To Dress Up A Naked Lampshade

To create the look yourself, begin by gluing ribbon around the circumference of the lampshade with craft glue. Let the glue dry. In the meantime, with another piece of ribbon create a large bow. Hot glue the finished bow to the shade on top of the other piece of ribbon where the ends meet or secure it with more craft glue. You can hold it in place with some tape or a clothespin while the glue dries. Finish it off by gluing the rhinestone button to the center of the bow.

When completed, your boring, plain lampshade will have a whole new look!

A Quick And Easy Way To Dress Up A Naked Lampshade

Here’s another shade I did about a month ago. The red and white polka dotted ribbon really brings this hand painted whimsical lamp to life and you know how I LOVE red and white polka dots!

Red and White Polka Dotted Lamp and Shade

If you have a lamp that just seems “blah” to you, try adding some ribbon and a bow for a little “Pick Me Up!”

Happy Decorating!

~Lisa

 

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2 Responses

  1. Hi! Stopping over from the Say G’day Saturday party. This is such a great idea, and so easy. I love that satiny brown ribbon with the bling in the middle. I bet I have a lampshade or two that could benefit from this treatment.

  2. Great idea! Thanks for sharing it at the Say G’day linky party.

    Best wishes for a fabulous week.
    Natasha in Oz

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