When life gives you lemons, make lemonade; when life gives you quarantine, it’s time to get crafty and do some updates to your home! Since we’re all spending so much time at home now, little projects around the house to help spruce up the place will brighten your day, improve your aesthetic and will have a lasting impact once the shelter-in-place order is over.
I bought this lamp for just $10 at Target a while back, and it had a plain white lampshade that wasn’t adding anything to my decor. You can find similar lamps at bargain stores like Target, HomeGoods, TJMaxx—or you might even have one already. All you’ll need for this project is fabric, spray adhesive, some supplies and about 20 minutes of your day.
What you’ll need:
- Lampshade you want to recover
- Spray adhesive
- Gloves (preferable)
What you’ll do:
1. If you’re using a lightweight fabric, start by ironing it to ensure you don’t have any wrinkles. The fabric I was a thick 100% Polyester duck cloth, which has the texture of fabrics you’d see on outdoor pillows. Start by cutting your fabric to roughly larger than the width of your lampshade. If your lampshade isn’t perfectly cylindrical like mine, place it on the fabric diagonally.
2. Using a marker, trace along the edges of your lampshade.
3. Cut along where you traced, leaving about 2 edges both sides.
4. If needed, trim the edges of the fabric that will be exposed.
5. Wearing gloves for less mess, start by spraying your lampshade with the spray adhesive and gently wrap your fabric around it.
6. Use more adhesive to secure the edge down completely.
7. Trim the edges of the fabric as you go to create a more uniform look all the way around. Make slits in the fabric about every 4 inches around so that you can apply more adhesive and tuck the fabric underneath.
8. Keep spraying the edges all the way around and securing under to finish! Place the lampshade back on your lamp.
How have you been staying creative and busy during this quarantine? We want to learn from you! Feel free to comment below on any other projects or recipes you’d like to see our team create. Thanks for tuning into our IG takeovers and blog posts and we’ll see you next time! #imaneditour