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Linen Covered Lamp Shade

I seem to be on a lamp shade makeover craze lately… I had this one tucked in the corner of my eating area. The shade seemed too formal for me, but to be honest, I’ve been too lazy (and cheap) to do anything about it.

small lamp shade

We don’t have a chandelier wired over the table yet, so it just gives us that extra bit of light that we need.

Heather Chontos Iinen lamp shade

I am so in love with this linen shade and dark metal by Heather Chadduck.

Sadie Olive Linen Shade

And then, I saw this original design by my super-talented friend Jeanne, I knew I had to get off of my bottom  and finally get motivated and take inspiration from such creative minds ( Have you seen Jeanne’s designs? Her spring collection is coming out soon, and I think she is going to be selling some of those awesome shades. Make sure you don’t miss it.).

Lamp shade before

I had this fancy little number laying around which I thought was the perfect shape.. but just not quite what I needed!

removing the fabric on a lamp shade

Sometimes destruction can be sooo therapeutic. I painted the metal frame with black enamel craft paint to get the contrast on the lamp shade frame. I then rough cut and edged some linen panels in the spirit of “Heather”. (I measured the panels a half-inch smaller than the frame sections.). Adding ties at the bottom, I left the edges raw, but trimmed out the top in “Jen” style by hot gluing the lace trim on the edge.. I can’t be a total copycat!

lamp shade makeover with linen and lace edge trim

I added some tattered cream lace to the bottom in the spirit of “Jeanne” and here it is…

Makeover on a lamp shade with lace and linen

The perfect marriage!!! And almost free! Cost? Shade had it, linen already had some, but less than $4. Lace, a remnant from an old project. I love it’s rustic prettiness. The linen covered lamp shade is so pretty with the contrast at night through the panels and wire. See another lampshade makeover here.
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