I have this lamp shade that has cracks and dents in it. (Actually I have a few shades with cracks and dents in it.) A casualty of the kitties turning every surface and object into their obstacle course. This lamp has been knocked over more times than I can count. I’m surprised the lamp even works! The shade, well it has seen better days.
Today this post is about taking a broken, cracked, dented lamp shade and making it brand new again. Here’s what I did… (Items used: 1 dinged up lamp shade, fabric, scissors, glue gun, glue sticks, measuring tape, lint roller, and a magic wand or a pencil, whichever you have on hand!)
I cut out circles out of fabric I had on hand. (It was a curtain “made from a twin sheet” I fabric painted grey circles on for my daughters bedroom). We’ve moved from that house but I kept the curtains. I cut circles…many, many circles. I sorted out the circles that had any grey in them and set them aside for another project. Really, once you have your circles cut out, you are good to go.
I chose to start at the top of the lamp shade. I measured out about an inch between each little “flower” (that’s what I will call them from here on out✿.
And there you have it. A lampshade that was destined for the trash. Now recycled, remade, renewed. All it really cost me was my time.
You can do this technique with many types of fabric as well as tissue paper! You can cut the shapes into circles or even squares. Technique stays the same. I hope you’ve enjoyed the post. Please “Like, follow and share”. I really do appreciate you popping in!
I hope you find things that will light up your life today! ❀Koko❀
I like it! You make it look easy enough (although, I’m sure that I will still probably manage to struggle with it😝)…
And I definitely won’t have to look far for a damaged lamp shade or three. Yes. I have cats as well.
Keep up the great work!
Hahaha….yes those felines can cause trouble. But I love them! Thanks for the comment. Please stop by again 🙂
Koko, what a great idea for battered lamp shades, I’ve got two of them on a shelf in my garage just waiting for a spark of creative ideas, and you’ve given me the spark I needed.. Great post and you made a beautiful lamp shade ..
Take care and happy blogging to ya, from Laura~
And it’s comments like yours that keeps me going, making, creating. Thank you for that! I hope when you do remake your shades you will post it! I look forward to seeing your success! All the best, Koko✿
This is a wonderful idea! I have reupholstered a lampshade for my son once and I always wanted to do one more for me. Maybe I am going to try out your design. It is really special! Love it. Keep up the great work. Best, Jana
Awww you are so sweet to say so Jana! Yes, you must do one for yourself! That way you can see your wonderful work daily and smile when you walk past! Have a wonderful evening. Koko✿
Thanks, Koko! Someday… 🙂
Awesome idea! Very beautiful and creative. I want to do this to some of my lampshades! Thanks for the great idea! 🙂
So happy you liked it! Thank you for stopping
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Thank you so much for the reblog. I really appreciate it! Have an awesome weekend! Koko✿
Thank you! ✿ Glad you stopped by 🙂
I’m happy you do! Have a great weekend! 🙂
I’m so gonna do this! I have 4 lamps that I bought from a consignment shop at $4 apiece and attempted to fix up. They need this! Thanks! Look forward to doing! 🙂
Yes it a great way to get a matching set! Glad it was helpful. I’d love to see what you come up with! Enjoy your day! 🙂
Thank you for the wonderful idea! 🙂
You are very crafty! The result was stunning!
I appreciate that! Day made. Thank you 🙂
That’s really cute!!
Thank you! Glad you like it 🙂
No prob. I loveee that you have DIY and recipes. That is so things I love to do alot
That lampshade is too cute! Wonder if same effect could be found using round coffee filters?
Yes it can! Do it! I did that on a round paper lantern. It was too cute too!!!
Brilliant! Looks so soft and lovely now 😉 What a lot of work to cut all of those circles! Hope you are well and warm on this cold and wet Sunday! WG
It did take a long time to cut up all the circles. On the good side I have a ton left for other projects!!! Thank you for thoughtfully coming by! Stay warm too! Koko
What a great idea! You’re pretty crafty! I’m definitely gonna give this a try. I’ve got some beat up lamp shades that could use a makeover. Thumbs up!
I’m always looking for ways to fix stuff up. This really fit the bill! If you get to your shades, I’d love to see what you come up with. It’s fun to experiment. Your comment made my day. That k you for the encouragement! Have a great evening! 🙂
Wow, that’s awesome. Really like your blog. I’m trying to change up a few things in my home 🙂
My home is always evolving. I really am striving for less things. Which brings me back to repurposing the things I do have. I’m glad you like atkokosplace. I do hope you will come back for more! Here’s to happy home making! 🙂
Thanks for visiting my site and liking my post about how to make birdhouses out of flower pots.
That lampshade looks ADORABLE! I’ll have to explore your site some more. Have a great day!
I have the lamp on right now and the shade just makes me so happy every time I walk by. I’d love to have you stop by! Enjoy your evening✿✿✿✿
This is such a great project! I’m slightly craft impaired but I have big aspirations…I think I could handle this one! I didn’t realize a glue gun could create something so trendy. I may have to bust it out of my old bead kit 🙂
I know right?! The glue gun has to be one of the coolest inventions for easy projects. Really this project is super easy, anyone can do it (just not for little hands as the glue can be really hot!!!) Big aspirations is all you need. Just do it! 😀 All the best, Koko❀
this, along with many of your other posts are awesome ideas, and ill be sure to try plenty of them! you’re radical, and i love your blog, dont stop posting!! love you to pieces xx
I’m smiling from ear to ear! YOU are a doll! Thank you for such sweet words. I do hope you will post your amazing projects because I wanna see!!!!! <3❀❀❀❀
Omg, you’re amazing at this! ❤ I really love your blog, you have the most amazing ideas. I always tell myself that I'll end up reusing something broken for something else but I never get around to it, so it's incredible to me that you do, and they are such works of art.
You are an absolute doll to say so! I too have things that I need to get around to fixing and doing. So many projects; such little time! Just pick one thing and do it. 🙂 It warms my heart knowing someone likes what I’ve done. Have a fantastic day! I am looking outside my window at 4 inches of snow that fell last night! 😀
Very creative. Love it!
Thank you. That means a lot! 🙂
This is so cool! And it came out beautiful! I will have to try it, because like you, I can’t throw out lots of things and I always have materials to do crafts with. But I never think I have the time. This looks like it wouldn’t take too long 🙂 thanks for sharing!
Time is a problem. I have so many projects to do! This was easy and fast! I find I have to just do it. If I think too much I can get overwhelmed! Thanks for stopping by!
This is amazing and super cool. it has given me a great idea for a skirt.
Sweet! Yes, I’ve done the “blossoms” in a corner of a top like near the hemline, also around the neckline and a bouquet near one shoulder. Thank you for kindly dropping by and commenting! 🙂
Very chic! I love it ❤
Thank you! That means a lot. Enjoy your day! 🙂
Absolutely stunning. I’m blown away. Obviously, you put a lot of time into that lamp shade. Worth it.
You made my day! Ima let you in in a secret…it didn’t take long at all and it really was easy. Please give this a try. When I turn the lamp on it puts a smile on my face. So pretty! Thank you for kindly commenting 🙂
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I saw your lamp shade… It looks great! 🙂
Wow such a gorgeous lamp shade! I love it! I wonder how long it took you to cut out all those circles though… hehe
Cutting out the circles took the longest. But I was surprised that it didn’t take as many circles to make this. So needless to say, I have lots of circles left. But never fear, I also have lots of ideas for them! Teehee 😉 Thank you for stopping in and commenting. Have a terrific day! ❀
Good for you. Don’t you love it when you come up with an old “something new” that is so wonderful. I love that shade
Yes! It adds such a nice touch to the room and can go with a lot of “themes”. Makes me happy. Hope your day is beautiful! 🍀
Quirky old boots and shoes make great planters.
That is really cool, lovely to see you blogging again 🙂
It’s been crazy busy around here. I was still doing projects and fitness stuff but not posting them. I did take pictures so I have some catching up to do! The lamp was a fun project. I looked for lampshades to replace this one but the cost was more than I wanted to pay. So I thought about what I could do with this one since the shade was still basically intact. I needed to cover up all the cracks and dents. If I had just taken fabric and covered it, you could still see the cracks when the lamp was lit so this idea really hid that. Thanks Charlotte for commenting. I know how very busy you are and I want you to know you taking your own valuable time to write means a lot to me. The progress you are making with your life is incredible. You must be so proud of yourself. I know your parents must be too! Hugs from afar, Koko❀
Sometimes it’s good just to stop and read and realise there’s a world out there away from the Conservatoire and music, it stops me getting too carried up in it all. I love your DIY tips 🙂
I agree. I have to step outside of my “norm” too. I will go for a hike or a long bike ride. It’s good for overall well-being! ❀❀❀
You rock! as usual another great idea
Here’s a long distance hug for making my day! 🙂 I hope the sun is shining wherever you are! It is here today and oh my is it beautiful! 🙂
Yup it is shining….loud and clear…lol
Awesome! Here too. It was hard to get out of it. Went to work with my kid. But the good side was I got a lot of blogging in. Going back out soon! 🙂
Thanks for the hug!
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Omg seriously trying this! I’m struggling to find ways to style up my bedroom lamps. This is great. Pleeeease post more of these ideas on how to change up things we already have around the house.
I will. It’s comments like yours that keep me going! I have done a bazillion things over the years and my kids had been telling me to blog it. I didn’t even know what a blog was!!! Hahaha. I hope I keep you coming back! Take care and have an amazing weekend! 🙂
That is such a great idea 🙂 It looks really pretty with the light on! Nice job!
I know right?! I look forward to dusk so I can turn it on! Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate the look at! Have a great Sunday!!!!
So soft and pretty! I have too many lamp shades in need of some TLC, maybe I should give this approach a shot!
I say YES! It’s super simple and the results are quite smashing! I get loads of compliments on it. If you do this, please post it! I’d love to see your creations.
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NICE!!!! This is awesome! I have an old lamp stand that I’ve been trying to look up ideas on how to re-vamp! Thanks for checking out my page earlier!!
I know what you mean. I’ve got two more lamps that could use some sprucing up. I’m happy you stopped by. Come back again! It’s all about encouragement and learning and sharing ideas! Have a fantastic day! Best to you! Koko 🙂
This turned out so pretty!!
Thank you. I love when night comes and I can turn it on. Makes the prettiest glow! Happy you stopped by. Have a wonderful evening! 🙂
That’s wonderful! I like it!
Glad you do! Easy and almost free project! 🙂 Have a great weekend! Best to you, Koko❀
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Love this, so creative!!!! I love that most of your projects reuse old materials – I’m all about upcycling! Way to be resourceful 🙂
Awesome of you to say! Day made! This lamp was fun and easy to make. I have it now sitting in my desk. I love the soft glow. Take care! Koko:)
Yea its so creative!! I love it, I bet it really adds to your room.
Very beautiful ! 😉
Thank you for saying so! I really enjoyed making it! It sits on my desk and makes me very happy to see it! 🙂
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I soooo love it….no more words…dot, period…love it 😍
You made me smile big today France! Thank you! ❀❀❀
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that came out just adorable! you are very talented! great blog! 🙂
Thank you kindly for saying so. I truly appreciate that. I hope to see you again. Take care!
🙂 🙂 🙂
I was just going to buy a new h lamp shade until I saw this! Does the wattage of the light matter? Just wondering
I don’t think the wattage matters. I just treat it like any other shade. You can do this idea with coffee filters too! Pretty fun. Give it a try! Thank you for stopping by! Hugs!
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