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3 Different Lamp Makeovers!
Makeover any lamp to fit your style with these 3 lamp makeovers!

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  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. 3 Lamp Makeovers - Step 2
    Step 1

    Different lamps to makeover
    Americana Decor Satin Enamels
    Americana Decor Chalky Finish
    Hot glue
    DecoArt Metallic Lustre

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. 3 Lamp Makeovers - Step 3
    Step 2

    1. & 2. Paint the lamp with Americana Decor Satin Enamel in black
    3. Carefully cut out a print that you want to decoupage on the lamp
    *Check out http://thegraphicsfairy.com/ for an amazing selection to choose from
    4. Mist the front and back of the image with water to relax the paper
    5. 6. & 7. Add Americana Decoupage to the back of the image and apply it to the lamp
    8. Coat the image with more Decoupage
    9. Add a metallic gold border with a paint marker

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. 3 Lamp Makeovers - Step 4
    Step 3

    1. 2. & 3. Tape over the cord and paint the entire lamp base with Americana Decor Satin Enamels in your favorite color and let dry
    4. & 5. Add highlights using a slightly damp rag with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush
    6. Remove the fabric from the original lampshade
    7. Press paper over one of the sections of wire to create a pattern and trace around it with a crayon
    8. & 9. Cut out the pattern and then cut out the panels in fabric
    *Make sure that the fabric panels are all the same if you're using a pattern. This means cutting them one at a time if you have to!
    10. One by one glue the fabric panels to each wire section of the shade
    11. Glue 1/4" ribbon over where the fabric panels meet to cover the seams
    12. Glue more 1/4" ribbon around the top and bottom rim of the shade
    *When you get to the end, fold the ribbon over 1/4" to make a clean finish

  • Step 4

    Watch the video here and learn how to makeover the shades, too!

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. 3 Lamp Makeovers - Step 5
    Step 5

    1. & 2. Paint the base of the lamp with Americana Decor Chalky Finish in your favorite color
    3. Remove the fabric from the original lampshade
    4. & 5. Fold fabric on the diagonal and cut enough 2" wide strips to wrap your shade
    *Do the math: Measure the shade top to bottom and around and multiply to get a good idea of how much you will need
    6. Glue the strips together with hot glue to make very long strips
    7. Wrap the shade from top to bottom until you've gone all the way around
    8. & 9. Cut out fabric roses and glue them on the wrapped shade

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Melanie B.
Melanie B.
Do you know the best place to get the paint you used on lamp 3? Also my kiddo wants 2 colors of pain- should I also put a glaze of clear over top?

As for shade- my kiddo wants Lettters apple on in another color. I got a shade Buchanan see how to use an old one instead- my fear is w how to apply letters w/o glue seeping through? Can u help? Thanks!!!

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