Upcycled Decoupage Lamp Shade

| 11/6/2015 11:00:00 AM

Tags: Karen Housel, California, lamp shade, home decor, decoupage, crafting,

A fun task after moving into new housing is the hunt for quirky recycled home décor to liven up the space. Looking for a way to brighten up my own apartment, I brainstormed how to repurpose a dusty, but useful lamp shade that I bought for a couple dollars at the Goodwill. I wanted to transform it to be a cheerful statement piece, so I tested out my own decoupage do-it-yourself project. I am happy to say it was a brilliant success! The best part? It only took an hour, start to finish.

Whether you're looking to brighten up your new space or give your home a mini makeover, this quick repurposing project will add some playful character to any room.

DIY lamp shade home decor 

The ability to transform a plain lampshade into a beautifully decorative, functional piece that brings joy to a room shows the value in secondhand materials. It’s an ecochic approach to room renovation that’s affordable, and more often than not, very easy to do! A little imagination, a creative spirit, and a few tools you can find around the house are all you need to give a used lamp shade a fresh lift.

3-Step Upcycled Lamp Shade


• plain lamp shade
• patterned paper
• Mod Podge
• sponge brush
• scissors

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