How do you cover a lampshade?

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  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Feb 19, 2018
    Hello Regina! If you go online to YouTube, there are a number of videos there demonstrating exactly how to cover a lampshade. Otherwise, click on the link below and it will take you to a slew of ideas from Pinterest that gives you different ideas on how to cover your lampshade. Good luck!


  • Chriss Grijak Chriss Grijak on Feb 19, 2018
    I just painted a linen lamp shade last week and I‘m surprised at how nice it turned out! I used coral acrylic paint from Michael’s and thinned it with a few drops of water. It took 2 coats to cover completely! Good luck!

  • Jana Jana on Feb 19, 2018
    There are kits to redo a lampshade. These are available on Amazon as well as in your nearby craft shop.

  • Sus16179809 Sus16179809 on Feb 19, 2018
    Depends on the shape. Use the old cover as a pattern and hot clue the new fabric to the frame.

  • Tamela Bowie Interiors Tamela Bowie Interiors on Feb 19, 2018
    Hello Regina, there are several kits available that can make recovering a lampshade much easier and fun! Hobby Lobby has a great lampshade recovering kit. In addition, if you are more a visual learner, there are some great DIY tutorials on YouTube.

  • Debbie Sommer Debbie Sommer on Feb 20, 2018
    Easy! Glue pieces of fabric to it. Lamp shades have sections. Cut the fabric to fit each section. Use whatever material you like. You can hang fanciful things from it too. You can paint the base to match the shade. Keep in mind you don't want to make it too opaque since you want it to shed light. Keep in mind when you're looking for appropriate fabric or paper...