Asked on Jan 14, 2019

How should I re-do this lamp shade?



How should I re-do this lamp shade, any suggestions? Like the lamp, but is there something that I can do to make it a bit more modern/up-to-date? It is the original and it is now old, discolored, and has some slight dents in it.

q lamp shade

Not the table it will sit on.

7 answers
  • Rose Broadway
    on Jan 14, 2019

    Lynn, my opinion is keep it the way it is. It looks elegant. You could try steaming it to get it back in shape.

  • Lorraine
    on Jan 14, 2019

    If you don’t want to purchase one, (Ross, TJMAXX, HOME GOODS) have great prices) you can wrap/ glue twine around it.spray inside gold. You can also wrap a tight yarn around and do an ombré effect. I think that will hide dents, and bring it up to date.

    • Lynn
      on Jan 14, 2019

      thank you! I did ombre on Pinterest and saw some ideas.

  • Kathy Lohman
    on Jan 14, 2019

    Spray paint the lamp shade.

  • Peggy Burnette
    on Jan 14, 2019

    I painted my lampshade and I love how it looks. Good luck.

  • Charles
    on Jan 15, 2019

    Get rid of it and get another.

  • Skippinsd
    on Jan 15, 2019

    Paint a light gray or blue n use rope or ribbon around bottom n top for update

  • Fiddledd224
    on Jan 16, 2019

    TBH the shade is perfect for the lamp as is....the shape and color of the charming lamp are just right for the existing shade. But if you want a totally new look I would spray the base a new neutral color and then spray a band or 2 of a metallic color on top of that area of the base. Then install a new shade that is not tapered (a straight up and down shaped cylinder) with a band of the same metallic color painted on the shade.

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