A $5 DIY Lamp Shade Makeover With Contact Paper
It’s a small DIY project to share. I get tired of my decors very fast. This lamp I had from Ashley furniture’s a few years ago. It was good with my old bedding but, was not going to work with my new room makeover.
I decided to swap the lamps in the room. I found beautiful brass lamps somewhere in a Garage sale, as brass is so much in fashion today.
I spray painted the lamps. After the lamps got ready, I needed lamp shades with them, I shopped around in stores and online. Nothing was less than $50 a shade. It means $100 for the pair.
I finally used my brain, a bit (normally I don’t use my brain at all), and come up with an idea of using the same lampshades by giving them a new makeover.
Here is what I used to give them a new look,
It was an easiest makeover or DIY project I have ever done. I spray painted the shades and wrap my paper around. Paper is already adhesive but I have children and I didn’t want them to mess with the shades and take it apart. You know those kiddos.
- Adhesive contact paper $2
- Adhesive spray paint $2.97
- Total $4.97
I think these shades are completely transformed. Leave me a comment, what your thoughts are?
23 thoughts on “DIY Old Lamp Shade Makeover On A Frugal Budget”
Awesome, they look great!
They look so great.
What a clever way to re-do lampshades. I have 2 that did not fare well in our recent move. I am thinking I might try to do a little lampshade project in the near future. In the past, I took a couple of old brass lamps and spray painted them with krylon hammered gunmetal spray paint. They came out nicely and looked totally different than they did before. That project was done about 9 years ago and they still look like new and I have not had any flaking on my paint job. It is amazing what you can do with a little paint to make something look totally different. I like the idea of using contact paper on the lampshade. That makes it easy to change out when you decide to revamp your décor and doesn’t break the bank.
Yup, I get sick of things very fast…lol. My husband thinks I am obsessed with paint.
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Love these ideas! I just purchased a home, so I am enjoying these decorating ideas!
Thank you, Congrats on your new home. we just purchased or new home and we moved in today. I have stock of posts to share from our old home before I even start sharing the new one….LOL.
Congratulations on your new home as well! Happy moving! Oh wow, well I’m excited to see all posts. Thanks for sharing ?
clever, easy & beautiful! many tx for sharing 🙂
I shared this! I love this idea. They are beautiful! I’m going to have to try this on my old lamp shades!
Lovely idea 🙂 And the result is gorgeous 😀
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Super cool! What a great way to do style changes! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
You welcome and thanks for the wonderful compliment. Stay blessed and stay connected!