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DIY: Easy Lampshade Update

DIY: Easy Lampshade Update

Sometimes we forget how easy and inexpensive it can be to add that simple little touch to a room.  An embellishment that wakes up a tired, drab lampshade can make all the difference in a space. Here’s how! 

You can make your lampshade funky for a kid’s room, or more elegant and classy for an adult area.  Either way, it takes just minutes and literally pennies to get this updated look. Let’s get started!

DIY: Easy Lampshade Update

Materials:

Lampshade
1-2 pkgs of rick-rack (or any other trim)
Fabric-Tac (or you can use hot glue)DIY: Easy Lampshade Update
Starting at the back seam, place about an 8 inch stream of glue right along the base of the lampshade. 

DIY: Easy Lampshade Update
Mine had a little trim tape on it already, so I decided to lay the rick rack right in between, so that some of the lampshade was still peeking under.  If your lampshade is flush, you can put your trim right at the bottom.

DIY: Easy Lampshade Update
Continue gluing in 8 inch increments.  This is to prevent running and the glue drying too quickly before you can get the ric-rac placed.  When you get to the back, just overlap the trim a bit, cut and glue into place.

DIY: Easy Lampshade Update
There you go!  Easiest upgrade on a lampshade so far, right?