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D.I.Y. Decor: Create Your Own Designer Lampshade

Posted by Ali | Tuesday June 19, 201221 comments
D.I.Y Designer Lampshade

I saw this in a magazine listed as a top tip of designers. It's something I've never heard of before, but apparently painting the inside of a black lampshade shocking pink or red is not only a design statement, it creates softer mood lighting.  Since I'm such a newbie to this whole D.I.Y business, I thought this fool-proof project had my name all over it.  I got a gorgeous can of pink paint (it's Peony 2079-30) from our friends at Benjamin Moore.  In my opinion, it's the perfect shade of pink. 

DIY Designer lamp shade
For this project you will need a small can of paint, a small roller, a black lampshade and some plastic wrap.

Wrap the outside of the shade with plastic to avoid any unsightly splotches.  Pour the paint into a plastic tray and using your small roller, carefully paint the interior of the shade.  It needs to be really even or you may see the flaws through the shade when the light is on.  Let it dry.

D.I.Y Designer lampshade
I have to say the final result is kind of cool! It's more of an artsy feel, but understated.  What do you think?
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21 Comments

on August 10, 2012  shuey  2,784 said:


Nice, love the effect! Great idea, Thanks Ali

on August 10, 2012  chicago laptop repair said:

This is a nice idea for lap design. I always spend so much time, trying to figure out the proper way to place lamps. and how it affects the aura of the room.

on June 23, 2012  GoneBatty  3,196 said:

very cute!!

on June 22, 2012  Charmheart16  3,985 said:

This is such a neat idea. I'm currently redecorating my room right now and I'm definitely going to do this.

on June 21, 2012  shanaz  5,961 said:


This is SO original!!

on June 21, 2012  Cassie_  2,311 said:

So cute! I want to redecorate my room now. This might be on my to-do list this summer!! Thanks Ali!

on June 20, 2012  bubbles77  28,042 said:

This is cool, and I like that it changes the tone in the room, depending on the color you choose.

on June 20, 2012  farouknabela  3,424 said:

My mom actually did this when my brother and I ruined the lampshades with orange juice a decade ago. Awesome!

on June 20, 2012  Becky  13,128 said:

love it!

on June 19, 2012  annmarie  4,261 said:

Super cool!

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