Do it Yourself

A Simple And Inexpensive Way To Revamp An Old Lamp

Finding a wonderful lamp is always a victory during the investor, but even if the base is fantastic, the shadow will not usually be in the best condition.

All it takes is a bit of fabric, glue, bias tape maker, and you’ll have your very own DIY lampshade that has a “grandmillennial” vibe that is so popular these days.

Millholland says her inspiration came from when she was looking at an old lampshade that was in serious need of TLC. She always loved the look of a pleated lampshade, and she noticed this style keeps showing up, but with quite a hefty price tag. She knew she doesn’t have the sewing skills to create one from scratch, so she came up with this DIY workaround solution.

Armed with a glue gun, a thrifted cotton curtain panel, and $5 bias tape maker, she created and laid out faux pleats around the diameter of the lampshade. It took just a few hours to make and looked just like the lampshades at all the upscale stores.

If you don’t know what a bias tape maker is, it’s a gadget that helps finish fabric piping, edges, and faux folded pleats. You can use it to take a strip of fabric and neatly folds it over itself. You can look at YouTube videos to see how to use it, and it will certainly be worth it.