Call it a compilation of all the crazy projects I've come up with over the years. Call it a how-to for things around the house. Call it whatever you like :) It's what I do everyday. My blog is really just a way for me to share what I've learned over the years about home improvement, interior design, organization, diy, crafting and home repair. And most importantly it comes from always working on a budget and forever wanting to fend for myself when it comes to anything. I hope you enjoy (and learn a few things along the way :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Adding trim to plain lampshades

These are both additions to chandelier shades, but obviously it would apply to any lampshade. All you need is hot glue!

The more "feathery" trim is actually two trims hot glued on the outside of a parchment type shade. The first trim was dangle beads on ribbon, then whispy upholstery trim glued on top of that. Gave a very plain chandelier some interest.

The second was upholstery trim with beads already on it glued to the inside of faux leather shades. For some reason I just didn't like how it looked on the outside. Just shows it works either way.

I get all of my trims at Hobby Lobby during 50% off or on remnant, so both redos cost a total of $10. Just measure the inside of one shade and multiply to see how many inches you need. Don't cut anything until it is glued on the shade. So you don't end up making a bunch of wrong cuts.

Good luck :)

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