Updating a lamp shade is a great way to give your room a new look! The lampshades at Target are to DIE for. But lampshades can be a little expensive sometimes. So here is a cheap and easy way to update your lampshade without buying a new one!
I bought this arch lamp a couple of years ago. I have been tired of the burlap shade that came with it for quite a while now. Back when I bought the lamp I was obsessed with burlap and everything vintage. Since then, my style has completely evolved into something much more modern and clean with midcentury vibes. Here is the lamp before:
I still love the arched shame of the lamp, and so I didn’t want to get a new lamp. The shade does not hook onto the lamp base like a normal lamp because of the arched shape. So these lamp shades can be little harder to find. This is another reason why I decided to recover the shade instead of purchase a new one.
I purchased the fabric at Hobby Lobby, which is one of my favorite places to get fabric because of the 40% off coupon. They also have really cute duck cloth fabric there for $9.99/yd (before the coupon discount). So it is very affordable. The duck cloth is thicker and more heavy duty than regular fabric, so I just covered right over top of the burlap and you can’t even tell. I bought 1/2 yard for this project and had some left over. All you need to recover a shade like this is fabric and a glue gun! So I pulled out my old tiny glue gun that is like the cheapest one you can get at Wal Mart and it did the job just fine!