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DIY Lamp Shade Makeover

For the last month or so, I have been turning my son’s nursery into a big boy room! I’ve done so many projects for it, but haven’t shared many yet.  There are tons of posts to come on this big boy room, but today I am going to share how I recovered a lamp shade for his room.  This project was so easy! It took less than 30 minutes, and I love how it turned out!

DIY Lamp Shade Makeover

Last month, I was browsing Hobby Lobby and I found some super cute bright orange chevron fabric. I bought a couple yards, knowing I would be able to incorporate it into my son’s new room since it matched the color scheme I was planning.  Up until that point, I had pretty much removed all the nursery decor from his room, except for the little lamp we use every night while reading before bed.  Not just any lamp, a jungle animal lamp.  It had to go. I pulled out an old lamp from the closet, and found the chevron fabric.  I quickly looked up ‘how to recover a lamp shade’ and there was about a million results (actually more).  Little did I know how easy it would be….

What you need:

DIY Lamp Shade Makeover

DIY Lamp Shade Makeover

What to do:

  • Follow this great tutorial from Fat Orange Cat! She has step by step directions and seriously made it so easy to figure this out! I didn’t do that last step of her tutorial (adding ribbon), but everything else was spot on!

DIY Lamp Shade Makeover

This project was super easy and cheap too! All I ended up having to buy was the fabric, which made this lamp under $5 total!  Total win if you ask me!


  1. Lampshade are such a great makeover! Cheap and they make a huge impact! Love yours!! XO, Erica

  2. It looks so easy, I need to do this.

  3. That actually looks pretty easy! I love it! The lamp looks great. :)

  4. Hi Allyson, I love the lamp that you made, you did a beautiful job! I so need to update my lamp shade in my living room and my pillows! I pinned this and thanks.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  5. katemurphy937 says:

    Wow, you made it look so easy and I love the chevron pattern! Pinned :)
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  6. Friend! Cutest little lamp shade ever! I love the bright orange– it really pops! How fun for a big boy room! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~Abby =)


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