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Lamp Shade Ideas

I was flipping through the September Issue of Martha Stewart Living and came across WONDERFUL DIY Lamp Shades! Seriously genius ways to give your lamp a new look by playing with lamp shades or by making your own.

Martha Stewart Living September 2013

Lamp Shade Ideas

Fusing two lamp shades together to make one spectacular one, GENIUS!
You could keep the shades as is, or even paint on them!

MD110260-livingroom-blacklamp-036-herobugsDIY Lamp Shade - two lamp shades fused together to create a unique lamp shade

How about wrapping ribbon around lamp frames?

Unique Lamp Shade made from lamp frames wrapped in ribbon

Unique Lamp Shade made from lamp frames wrapped in ribbon

This shade is really neat too! It’s a lamp frame wrapped with yarn!
I think it would be fun to wrap different color yarn to give the shade an ombre look!

Triangle Shade wrapped in yarnPhotos by Lucas Allen. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2013.
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Aren’t the lamp shades fun?
I think I’m going to attempt the first one in Gabrielle’s bedroom! I may fuse two different color shades together. Do you think that would look nice? I’ve never played around with my shades to give them a unique look. I usually buy them, install them and that’s it! But that’s going to change now! I can’t wait to try out these ideas!

Have a FABULOUS day!


Corey @ Tinysidekick

Tuesday 29th of October 2013

Love these lamp shade ideas especially the geometric one without the actual "shade."

Jess W.

Tuesday 29th of October 2013

Love the idea!

Kim Griffin

Monday 28th of October 2013

I've been thinking about designing my own lamp shade - and now you've got me motivated!


Tuesday 17th of September 2013

I just love a unique lamp shade, I never thought of putting two together! great ideas!


Sunday 15th of September 2013

Love this idea. I could go crazy with each room . Thanks for sharing.

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