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Easy DIY: Feather Lampshade

Transform a plain white lampshade into an objet d’art with light-as-air feathers. Here’s how: Using a basic white paper shade, cut all but the top 1 1⁄2″ or 2″ from the shade, then glue the quills of white craft-store feathers to the inside of the remaining band. Traditionally, feathered accessories are…

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Easy DIY: Nautical Lampshade

Tired of your table lamps? Update them by recovering the shades in statement wallpaper remnants. Simply apply a layer of wallpaper paste to the existing shade then affix the paper, eliminating wrinkles as you go using a wallpaper smoother and overlapping by about a 1⁄2″ at the seam. Editor’s tip: Striped…

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Easy DIY: Pompom Lampshade

Pompom trim brings texture and whimsy to a lampshade: 1. Pick your trim and shade. We used black trim and a black shade so the finished look would be grown-up. 2. Measure the shade’s circumference and cut a piece of trim to that length. 3. Wrap the trim tightly around the…

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DIY: Painted Lampshade

Stacey Smithers shares how to update a basic lampshade with watercolors.

Decorating & Design

Quick Tricks For Updating Light Fixtures

Easy ways to breathe new life into old lighting.

DIY Projects

DIY Feather Lampshade

A simple project with an organic look.

Best Paint Colors

DIY Lampshades

Revamp vintage shades with paint and trim.

Decorating & Design

Pretty Treasures

How vases, lampshades & dishes make a difference.

Decorating & Design

Shopping For Lampshades

How to find the right shade to update a lamp base.