The Shady Porch: Lampshade Makeover

9.06.2011

Lampshade Makeover

Makeover supplies - Mod Podge, Tissue paper & Shade

You might recall on one of my recent thrift trips, I found a pineapple lamp and gave it a makeover. However, I had no idea what to do with the stained lamp shade. I searched through Google images and blogs for inspiration. Do I use fabric paint, stencils, appliques or wallpaper? In the end, I decided I would use my go-to method...Mod Podge! I had purchased gift tissue paper at the Dollar Tree the other day...just because it was pretty. Later, I thought it would look great on the shade.


After
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I made a pattern and used it to cut the individual sections of tissue paper to match the sections on the lamp. Then I applied them with the Mod Podge. I actually used the backside of the paper because I wanted to downplay the shiny gold and go for a more muted design. It was really easy to do and I am actually amazed with the results! It looks great! I left the ribs of the shade as they were and I think it really sets off the papered sections nicely.


I've got another lampshade makeover to show you! It's a DIY French Script design! Check it out! It was easy!  
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