DIY: How to Style a Lampshade Makeover

3 Materials
4 Hours
Don't throw out that old it! This re-purposed lampshade looked dull and dingy before. In my tutorials, I'll show you how to give it a fresh look.

The lampshade base was painted in Vintage Duck Egg Blue with Dixie Belle chalk paint. The finishing touches of birds, branches and blooms using IOD stamps for this sweet lampshade bring about this makeover to a style transformation that will have you running to your storage room to dig out that old dingy lampshade, and create your own masterpiece. You can check out my blog for color details.

I scored two of these matching drum lampshades at a second hand store for 2.99 each, and can picture them hanging from the ceiling over the side tables in a bedroom. I ❤️ them so much, it is hard for me to not keep them for myself instead of selling them! Time involved for doing the pair of lampshades was around two to three hours. Allowing for dry time of paint.

Before and after colors!!!
Who doesn't love a great before and after image? Love the color transformation... but you really need to see the stamped on birds, branches and blooms towards the end of this post!
Painting the base tutorial.
Adding the fun IOD stamps of bird, branches and blooms! Makes me want to tweet.... "SO SWEET!"
A close up of these beautiful images...
...and another angle.
Decorate your home with this lovely lampshade transformation. I'm so in love!
Something old, turned into something new!
Suggested materials:
  • Second-hand lampshades   (re-sale shop)
  • Chalk paint   (Dixie Belle Paint Company)
  • IOD stamps   (Iron Orchid Designs)
Refurbish In The Middle
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
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  • Pamela Pamela on Mar 03, 2021

    Where can I find the stamp that you used? Thank you

  • Gail Bucci Gail Bucci on Feb 22, 2022

    What medium do you use with the stamps, ink (what brand?) or paint (what type?). How many coats of the blue paint did you use on the shade? I love this project and want to try it on an antique lampshade.

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