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DIY Lampshades: Ruffled, Recovered & Slipcovered

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Months ago, I acquired an amazing lamp for $30 dollars from a local antique fair.  I wanted so desperately to have a chocolate brown drum lampshade to top it off.  I even considered the $50 dollar version from Restoration Hardware.  But I never bought it because somehow I knew I would find a more inexpensive alternative.  So I waited.  And waited.  And this lamp has been sitting in my living room without a shade since April. 

antique fair lamp

Then it hit me.  Silly CG.  I had a leftover thift store shade – I should just recover it.  A few weeks ago, I sought out some shantung polyester that looks just like silk from Joann’s Fabics, I came up with my own version. 

Here she is:

chocolate brown drum shade

After I mastered the art of recovering a simple drum shade, I gave two other shades in my home a new look.   One I slipcovered.  The other I made to look like a couture gown, with shimmery silk like fabric that I pinched and gathered into tons of ruffles. 

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