Saturday, August 25, 2012

Unique Upcycled Lampshade Creations

A great lamp and lampshade can really help to tie a room together! 

Lamps are the perfect room accessories to help add interest, texture, color, and of course light to our most personal home spaces.

They also can be a way to show off our own unique personalities. Think about what ways you could customize your lampshade with objects and materials you may already have on hand at home. 

Take a mental note of your tools and craft supplies including unique materials you may have at home such as textiles: Burlap, leftover scrap fabric, ribbon, and notions, and even things like different types of paper (think vintage ephemera, vintage sewing patterns, even family photos,) all can be used as materials.

In need of a little bit more inspiration? Take a look at these unique lamp shade creations and you'll see what I mean!

Lace over burlap

Lampshade made with strips of material

Doily covered lampshade project from A Beautiful Mess

Bohemian style beaded lampshade

Strip scrap lampshade by Living With Punks

DIY fabric wrapped vintage lampshade from Decor8

Shabby chic lamp makeover by Heidi at Honeybear Lane

Lampshade made with strips of wax paper! via Apartment Therapy (above and below)

Paper scrap light shade by Gabrielle Guy via Design Sponge

Start with a hanging planter basket....


This awesome shade was made with a hanging planter basket, wax paper, and ribbon!

Lampshade made from upcycled men's neckties by Nancy Gamon

DIY traced design on lampshade from The Graphics Fairy

This is such a cute shade. Love the dimension and appliques.

Petal lampshade made from upcycled plastic bottles by Gulnur Ozdaglar

Shade made from pages of an old atlas by lolliepatchouli

Shabby chic rusty raw lampshades by Anita Spiro Design via Etsy

Rusty birdcage hanging lamp by Anita Spiro Design via Etsy

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