DIY Whimsical Lampshade Makeover

There’s nothing more simple and refreshing than the little accessories in our home decor to make a room feel bright and new again. This whimsical lampshade makeover can be as involved or easy as you want to make it to be. You can even step up the game with a can of spray paint. Just by taking the base outside and giving it a quick spritz will give the lamp has a whole new look.  Let’s take a look at the transformation.

DIY Whimsical Lampshade Makeover


The technique is pretty simple. The cut fabric pieces attached to the lampshade create a patchwork effect that will rival your Grandmothers best quilt!


  • old lamp with shade frame
  • PVC Glue
  • spray paint (if you want to refinish base)
  • scrap fabric

Want to take it a step further? Grab your favorite can of spray paint and blast the lamp base a burst of color. It will instantly become a bright accent in any room. Talk about an eye catching conversation starter! Think of it as the jewelry to your favorite outfit. One statement piece can set the tone for the entire room. Plus, unlike a painted accent wall, something like this can be changed out so easily.

DIY Whimsical Lampshade Makeover

If things are feeling a little old in your studio or reading nook, perhaps think about trying to add some color and a little bit of personality through a lampshade makeover. It takes such little time for such a great statement piece.


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