Thursday, March 10, 2011

How to cover a lampshade the easy way...

Today I'd like to share with you an easy way to cover a small lampshade.
I had a few lamp frames made out of metal wire and I would like to show you how I covered them using some decorative ribbon and a bit of lace.

With the glue gun fix the beginning of the ribbon on the frame, again half way and keep winding until fully covered.

Glue a nice trim onto the top and bottom edge to keep the ribbon in place.
Then glue some lace trimming or flowers anyway you like on the shade to decorate.

With or without flowers.

Today I went to the souk to buy a few buttons.... and over did it again, buttons would look nice on a lamp shade.

Some cute cotton buttons and lace.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Today I will be joining the party with  Transformation Thursday
                                                     and   Strut your Stuff Thursday
                                   On Friday with  Show and tell Friday
                                                             Feathered nest Friday
                                                    and   Vintage inspiration Friday


  1. hello angela,
    I see amazing work beautiful your lampshade and you're so creative!!!

  2. Fabulous - thanks for sharing, Ive got a vintage floor lamp coming to me which i need a lampshade for so I might be brave and try doing it myself with your instructions :o) Scarlett x

  3. That lamp shade turned out just beautiful. And, oh those, Char

  4. Hi Angela, I'm your precious "work" because it looks so delicate, you always know the perfect elements to use greetings, Rose Marie

  5. Thank you for sharing this great idea, Angela! The lamp shade looks fabulous!

  6. Thanks for sharing this...i have been wanting to makeover a few of my lampshades but didn't know exactly where to begin, now i can't wait to get started...hopefully they tunr out as cute as yours.
    p.s. thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. Stop by my blog and enter my giveaway if you'd like.

  7. This is gorgeous! I have just such a shade!

  8. Absolutely brilliant and beautiful Angela...Thank you so much for the inspiration. I've had a couple of wire lamp shade forms for a while and now I know what to do with them...Yay! Thanks again...Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  9. Hoi Angela wat een goed idee die lamp .
    En wat een mooie knopen en kant heb je op de Souk gehaald daar wil ik ook wel eens kijken het is alleen een beetje ver.
    Misschien een familie bezoekje:-)
    Groetjes je nicht.

  10. I love what you created. I have been trying to think what kind of lampshades for my vintage glass lamps. I think I found them! Thanks.

  11. This is sooo sweet! I think that is such a fantastic idea for a lampshade- it looks just darling! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  12. This is beautiful! I love it with the roses. What a nice idea for covering the shade. Thanks for linking it up!

  13. Your creation is gorgeous! I can't wait to try this. I love all things vintage.
    This is the first time visiting your blog.Coming over from show and tell. I'm your latest follower.
    Have a great week,

  14. That is such a great idea and looks like even I could do it!!! I attempted a lamp recover not too long ago and it was a mess. I'll for sure be putting this on my very long to-do list:)

  15. Looks beautiful. Wonderful job!

  16. It looks beautiful!

  17. Thanks for the tutorial I have some shades that need redoing .This is such a sweet and easy method.

  18. Stunning!! You make it look easy. :)

  19. I happened upon your site, it is so very exciting! I love this kind of style and design.I was not surrounded by it as a child, however, I am drawn to it and whenever I see it, feel as though I am in a place of peace outside of everything else. Thank you.

  20. So gorgeous! wjat a great idea! I am taking a lampshade apart to use the fabric on it for a christmas tree! I will try this on the frame! makes we wish I would have kept that frame I got rid of!
    hugs and hearts,

  21. Lindo...adorei ❤
    Obrigada por comoartilhar

  22. so many comments I have to ask due to my lack of time to read through them all. I was wondering about the temperature of the lightbulb and the fabric? most lampshades have some kind of coating/styrene inside so would you recommend adding styrene or since they are single lights with minimal wattage will it be safe without it? thanks in advance

    1. I was wondering the same thing. I'm betting that low wattage bulbs are ok, but frankly, I wouldn't chance it in my house.

  23. OMG, your things are so beautiful. It is what dreams are made of. Thanks for the lampshade tute. Can't wait for the "Make it Yourself" section to open.

  24. Bellissima idea, molto ben eseguita, grazie per la condivisione, e per tutte le spiegazioni molto ben spiegate nel dattaglio. Un caro saluto da Patrizia