Upcycled lampshade

Update a tired lampshade to create your own quirky masterpiece with this easy DIY by Juliet Bawden and Rust-Oleum. It’s perfect for upcycling and can be applied directly onto most surfaces, including wood, without any preparation!

You will need

Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint
Medium paint brush
Straight sided lampshade
Glue gun and glue sticks
Saw
Sandpaper
Wooden batons

Directions

1. Remove all material from the lampshade to reveal the wire frame.

2. Saw the wooden batons into pieces the same height as the shade, plus some slightly longer and sand the ends to remove any jagged edges.

3. Paint the batons with your chosen Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint colours (we used Pumpkin, Ink Blue, Hessian, Chalk White and Clotted Cream) and leave this to dry before applying a second coat.

4. Using a glue gun, apply hot glue to the underside of a baton and stick this to the wire shade. Repeat with different coloured batons until the entire shade is covered.

Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum






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