Easy Wrapped Lampshade Makeover
If you have thrifted an old lampshade in dire need of a refresh, try this minimalist Wrapped Lampshade Makeover. Wrapping a natural string around the frame is an easy way to japandi-fy your lamp.
For this DIY project, I had an old wicker lampshade. If you need to strip wicker off a lampshade frame, head over to the blog post where you'll find a step-by-step with photos!
This is the lampshade I started with. Wicker lampshades can be amazing but this particular one just felt so flat with its sad coat of white paint.
Wrapping the lampshade frame works up very quickly! To begin, tie your paper string to the top hoop of the frame. I added a bit of masking tape to make sure the knot wouldn’t slip.
Place the lampshade in front of you and bring the ball of yarn down to the bottom hoop of the frame. Loop the yarn around twice.
Bring the ball of yarn up and over the top hoop. Repeat this pattern, making sure the string remains tight.
As you work your way around the frame, you’ll eventually come so close to the next metal post that it will be hard to slide in your ball of string. At this point, you can cut out a small piece of cardboard and wrap some string around it. This will allow you to continue wrapping close to the metal post.
Now that you have upcycled your lampshade, it’s time to screw it back onto its base. The plainer the base, the better for this minimalist style. I had a wooden lamp base I wanted to tweak in some way until I realized it was gorgeous just the way it was. Yes, sometimes less DIY is better than more…
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