Use an old lampshade to make a bright, new, upcycled (and minimalist) DIY lampshade! Pick your favorite spray paint color to make it yours.
Take an old lamp, lamp kit, spray paint and a few supplies . . . and you’ve got yourself one killer and unique hanging lamp! Here’s how I made this DIY lampshade.
What you’ll need:
- Old lampshade
- Make-A-Lamp Kit (I bought this one from Home Depot)
- Spray Paint, any color you’d like
- X-Acto knife
You might have to alternate between the X-Acto and the scissors to remove the fabric. A good technique is scoring the fabric along the top and bottom of the shade right in between the glue and the metal, then pulling away. After all the fabric is off, use the X-Acto to scrape the glue off of the metal frame.
Open the lamp kit. Feed the white cord through the top of the lampshade. Use the instructions provided to carefully assemble the rest. I didn’t have to use all of the pieces, just the four shown above but I still followed the directions.
Take your time with this step as you want to make sure the wires within the cord are attached to the right screws in order to work.
You can easily decorate the shade however you like and match it to your decor. It would be amazing in a nursery or craft room.