Monday, January 16, 2012

DIY - Adding Fabric Trim to Lamp Shade

With the holidays behind us, it's always fun to change up some things around the home with simple and quick projects! I recently added some new grosgrain trim to my lamp shade, giving a little pizazz to our guest room corner.

Here are the quick and easy steps:

1. The only materials I needed for this project are grosgrain ribbon and fabric glue.

2. Before cutting the trim, I placed it around the shade, making sure I left a little extra to work with. (I could always cut the extra ribbon later.)

3. At first, I applied the glue to the trim, but ultimately ended up appyling right on the shade. It worked out better that way.

4. I continued to make my way around the shade, pulling the trim tight while also pressing firmly on the shade.

5. With one ream, I had enough trim for the top and bottom of the shade, with some left over! And here are some more afters:

This tacky glue is very strong and stays really well, even on this overlapping fabric shade. If you look really close, you might see some waves, but it's pretty secure. I hope this simple project inspires you to add some trim to your lamp shade!

Will you be tackling any projects at the start of the New Year??


The enchanted home said...

Great idea, I did something similiar in my old house and its amazing how easy it is to give new life and transform a simple shade..well done!

pam {simple details} said...

I have some not-so-exciting shades in my bedroom, it would be great!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute! i painted a stripe on sawyer's last year, but i love the ribbon- up close it looks more professional i think that my painted stripe. :)

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I love when a quick, easy, and inexpensive project has so much impact. It looks awesome!

Stacey said...

it looks gorgeous! plus it was so simple to reinvent it too! happy monday! xx

classic • casual • home said...

Very pretty and much more custom!! I did something similar in my daughter's room. Love little details like this.

CC [AKA Frugalista] said...

What a great idea! We've been looking for lamps for our master for a long time and nothing is ever the right color or we don't just want a plain lamp. With this we can add the accent color we need. Definitely something to consider.

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