Thursday, May 10, 2012

DIY Lace Lampshade

 I was inspired to make this lamp shade for my home office from an idea I saw on Pinterest.  You can check out the website I found it HERE

I started with a blue base from Target ($10) and a white lamp shade from World Market ($10).  I bought a yard of lace from Hobby Lobby using a 40% coupon so I think it came to about $4 or so.  I measured and cut the lace so that it fit width-wise across the shade.

I then took some Krylon Easy-Tack Re-positionable Adhesive and sprayed the shade and laid down the lace.  This was not as hard as I thought it was and I was able to reposition as needed.  I think used Valspar Gloss spray paint in Red to color the negative of the lace.  My only regret... I wish I would have spray painted a heavier layer of red.  I was concerned that the color would bleed and make the lace design not as crisp but it didn't at all.  I have some lighter red on one side but I just turn that part to the back (shhhh..... don't tell anyone)  I also removed the lace right away to let it dry.

Overall a success!!! And a great DIY project for beginners.


  1. BTW, Target now had the lampshade listed for $19.99 but check your local store. Mine was only $10.

  2. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing!!! :) You are so darn creative!!!

  3. I love it Katie. So much fun.... we all have to get togther and craft this summer for sure!

  4. Thanks for checking it out ladies! You are the best!


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