Sometimes you just need a change – a small change. Many times I will add new pillows to change up the look of my space, or a throw or maybe a lampshade. I found this lampshade for $1 two years ago during an after Christmas sale. I snagged it up knowing I would recover it someday. With this pretty arrow fabric from Spoonflower I revamped the Christmas shade into a colorful spring shade for my spray painted yellow ombre lamp.
Krylon Spray Adhesive
Newspaper or Roll Paper to create a template
1. I first had to remove the Christmas ribbon from the top and bottom of the shade. It was double-sided ribbon so it was easy to just yank off.
2. With some drawing paper on a roll and a pencil I started at the seam and rolled the shade and traced the top and bottom to create a template.
3. I then cut out the template and then laid it on top of my fabric. I cut it out about an 1” bigger on all sides so I had some give when applying it to the lampshade.
4. I found the easiest thing to do is to spray the shade in small increments at a time and then apply and press the fabric in place (just make sure you protect your surface). The Krylon adhesive is way more forgiving than the 3M 77 spray that I use a bunch. It isn’t as sticky and can be repositioned if necessary which is why I chose that one.
5. To end just fold under the edge and spray down.
6. Now you have to finish the top and bottom. I found it was easiest to cut the fabric down to about a 1/2” on both the top and bottom. Then I would spray a little of the fabric and then press it down and kind of tuck it in with my fingernails. That makes a pretty nice finish on the inside. I worked my way all the way around the rim of the top first and then did the bottom rim.
I added it into my vignette with my Indiana love sign.
Perfectly bright and colorful spring lampshade. And the arrow fabric is right on trend now.
Do you want to see some more Spoonflower fabric projects? I teamed up with three other bloggers to show some fun projects with fabric.
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Disclaimer: Spoonflower sent me the fabric for use in this post.
Fun project, Beckie! It’s like that fabric was made for that lamp. The color combo is beautiful! Thanks for being part of this series 🙂
Ahh, I love your fabric choice!! I just redid a lampshade with a stencil, it makes it look so much better! It’s the little things!
For sure! I love a stencil myself! 😉
Thanks, Girl! I love how it looks with my lamp and IN artwork!
So cute, Beckie! I love how it looks with your bright state art too- such a fun and cheerful change to the shade, and a great tutorial!
Thanks, Krista! I’m digging all the fun colors and pattern.
Love the arrow print. Have you seen Holli Zollingers designs? I love her prints and you can have them in wallpaper too!
Yes! I almost got the gray arrow print of hers. She’s super talented, and I love all the geometric prints.