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In This Segment

Add a fresh, custom touch to any room with painted and trimmed lampshades. Style editor Michael Penney demonstrates how to revamp cheap vintage or basic shades with glossy paint, velvet and grosgrain ribbon and jute twine. (He also reveals the new Sylvania A19 LED light bulb, which lasts 50,000 hours compared to 800 hours that an incandescent bulb would provide.) Try one of these budget-chic projects this weekend!

See sources

  • Vintage or basic paper or parchment lampshade
  • Small roller
  • Beauti-Tone Gloss alkyd enamel paint in Sophisticated (1S1-3)
  • Basic drum shade
  • Ribbon – Mokuba
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sconce shade
  • Approximately 14 yards of grosgrain ribbon
  • Sylvania A19 LED bulb available at Home Hardware

 

Credits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lynda Reeves

DIRECTOR TV PRODUCTION & ONLINE VIDEO

Sheri Graham Delagran

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jason Stickley

SEGMENT PRODUCER

Ryan Louis

EDITORS

Patrick Malone
Erin Gulas

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

Michael Zimmermann

ONLINE DESIGNER

Julie Aubie

Runtime: 6:00
Released: January 10, 2011
Featuring: Michael Penney
Channel: DIY