Friday 18 March 2016

Making Home Link Up #23: Making a Lampshade With Wallpaper

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Ok confession time. We are in excess of bare bulbs in our house. That is to say that we have not really focused on putting lampshades up. In our home office we just popped up an old Ikea paper shade and a while back I shared how to make a lampshade using fabric. This is probably why we have no shades up. The creative side of me has already decided I need to make them all but of course time is lacking. Recently however I did make a lampshade using superhero wallpaper for the Little Bs.
I fully recommend using these kits. They are easier to use than you might think. This particular one was a 30cm drum kit which I purchased via Amazon. Here is an affiliate link if you fancy having a go.
I am trying to decide on what type of shades I should put in the hallway and landing next. I am going down a travel/London type theme. Would love recommendations for styles of lampshades! 


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  1. Such a great idea, a few years ago I had terrible trouble finding matching lampshade to a room I had redecorated - it never occurred to me to make my own.

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

    1. It is so much easier than it looks. Such a great way to customise a space.

  2. I remember your fabric lampshade as it looked so great. But wallpaper is also a touch of genus! Becky xx #MakingHome

    1. Thanks Becky. It was certainly more tricky with wallpaper but I got there in the end haha.

  3. I like the idea of making my own lampshades! We have lots of rooms to fill with lampshades and these look like a really cost effective way to do it! Plus I like the fact that they will be unique!

    1. I can't believe we STILL have bare bulbs haha. It's a great way to have something unique.

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