I have a stock white lampshade and would like to change the color and texture.
try decoupage with tissue paper
Decoupage means to cut out and here are two samples of it. For lampshades the back of the images must be blank as light shining through would show back of image if there is anything there. You could also cover with fabric, either pleating it on around the top or gluing it on with Elmers. You could also apply wallpaper or pleat paper around the shade, or scan in comic strips and glue them on. Depends on your taste, style and interest.
Fabric cam also be adhered to a lampshade:
Here's some ideas from other Hometalkers. Please share your project here.
Hi Don. I have painted lamp shades before and it works really well. You can add texture with paint or embellish. Good luck with your project.
Hi Don. You could use fabric glue to put burlap squares on the lamp shade for a whole new look. You could also make a bead fringe around the bottom. Now that would be a shabby/chic for sure. Good luck Don.
Here is one I painted and decorated. Very different from the norm.
Scroll down and you will find lots of ideas here:
You could spray paint it you know lay news paper down and spray it and change the color or you could get material and cover it with strips of material and you wrap them all over the shade one next to another from one long piece