DIY Lampshade Makeover

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I get bored very easily.

With my decor arrangements, at least. 

I'm constantly changing things around the house just to spice things up.

When I first bought this tripod floor lamp at Target, I loved it!

You guys saw it when I revealed my office space and loved it too. By the way, thanks for the compliments, friends!

But then all of a sudden, I looked at it last week and it just wasn't doing it anymore. That loving feeling had been lost.

It HAD to be changed ASAP.


Thank God I came across Jenna's fabulous lampshade makeover she did with electrical tape!

I thought that was such a genius idea to updating a lamp!

I got out hubby's electrical tape (shhh) and discovered I didn't have enough. Sigh.

I live in a teeny tiny town, people. We don't have stores that carry electrical tape. At least not at the ungodly hour I was attempting this project!

So the next time I was in Hobby Lobby, I figured I'd just update my lamp with good ol', not outside the box, not a genius idea, ribbon!

And I loved the end result!


It has personality now!

I can't get enough of the contrast between the two colors!

All I used was ribbon (the blue one isn't pictured here), scissors and a glue gun!


The ribbon was purchased at Hobby Lobby and at 50% off, they ran me only $2 each!

The process is EXTREMELY easy! You just glue your ribbon around your lampshade!

No rocket science required.

Just be cautious not to burn the crap out of your fingers! This has happened to me more times than I'd like to admit.

I was originally going to just glue one strip of black ribbon to the top and bottom but kept going to see where it would take me. I'm adventurous like that.

I even added some pretty Tiffany blue ribbon!

You can see the metamorphosis below:


It didn't take long either. It took me about 45 minutes but that's because I kept getting interrupted by a preschooler. And that's okay, I love being a mommy... and my little preschooler is pretty awesome.

All in all, I'm happy with my "new" lampshade!


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