After searching for a reasonably priced lampshade for her vintage ceramic base, Justina ofJustina Blakeney decided to take matters into her own hands. An evening spent cutting up colored duct tape left her with a fabulous geometric design. While shapes with straight edges are easier to create, circles and ovals will add variation to the predominately angular pattern.
Wilma of By Wilma created a quirky lampshade out of an ordinary object- a wire fruit bowl! The exposure of the light bulb adds an industrial touch, while bright yellow spray paint keeps the project fun and modern. For this DIY, try finding a thrifted bowl and old lamp with a sturdy base to transform.
Vintage lamps can add an effortless charm to your home. But sometimes that perfect piece needs a little DIY love to make it new again. Kinsey of A Beautiful Mess added romance to her vintage score with a handcrafted shade made from doilies. Creme or ivory doilies will maintain the well-loved look of your project, but bright white can help combine modern and old school appeal.