Here is a video tutorial for you: https://www.marthastewart.com/921254/how-make-your-own-lampshade
Suzie: maybe you'll find aa great idea here!
I've seen the decoupaged with paper napkins, covered with new fabric, or recovered with lace.
Hey Suzie, here's one more for you
You can spray paint or cover with fabric and glue in place!
Here you go https://www.designsponge.com/2012/08/upholstery-basics-how-to-make-a-lampshade-3.html
Hi Suzie. Take the old lampshade off and use it as a template for the new one. Put it on the new fabric and cut around it giving 2 inches on all sides. Put the new fabric on the lampshade structure and glue it down. (I recommend using E6000 adhesive.) Use the 2 inch inseam to cut slits all around the top and bottom. They will make it easier to glue the fabric down around curves. Use a drop of glue to glue the slits down. If there is an imperfection anywhere, you can use trim to cover it up. Good luck Suzie. I hope you are well.
You can paint them. https://www.marthastewart.com/911978/how-paint-lampshade
Here's a post that might help - https://www.thespruce.com/ways-to-refurbish-lamp-shade-2878996
Here are some ideas to consider:
fabric paint it! Use Tulip spray paint- makes it so easy.
They come in multiple colors.
Hello. I have successfully spray painted shades, it does darken them/ light oassing thru - it works well with one color tone sculptural lamps.
Ive also seen lacy patches pieced together sewed on wire shade form in a shabby chic way.
Hi Suzie, there are lots of great ideas here:
Hi Suzie, Here is a lamp I redid. I painted the shade and then just used a hot glue gun to attach fabric around the shade... https://www.recreateddesigns.com/2017/08/diy-lamp-shade-glue-fabric-paint/
I have seen a ton of things done over the years and with today's new bulbs that burn cool, you should be ok. But I would always make sure your redo is not flammable. Lampshades are made of a certain type of heat resistant material...
Here is how to make one yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muVvNoFgDRo