Last week I realized I was in need of a lamp for my desk, but after looking at a few price tags I decided that the thrift store would be more friendly to my bank account. It didn’t take long before I found this nice stainless lamp, but was unimpressed with the dull yellow lamp shade.
Thankfully I had just bought a remnant of bright red fabric from JoAnns and decided that it would match my decor much better. So I set out to figure out how to recover the mustard yellow lamp shade.
First, I roughly measured the lamp and cut the fabric to fit leaving a quarter inch overhang on the bottom and top of the shade and roughly two inches of fabric to overlap the circumference of the shade. I then hot glued one of the ends to the shade and ironed a quarter inch fold on the other end of the fabric.
I wrapped the fabric around the shade pulling it tight and hot glued the end seam down.
Next, I trimmed the top and bottom of the shade to leave a small overlap.
Then I hot glued the edge down working in one inch sections.
After completing the edges I went back around and secured any sections that did not completely seal down.
With a little hot glue and some imagination I turned this boring yellow lamp into a fun and modern addition to my desk.
Thanks for reading!