Ruffle lamp shade makeover tutorial - The Style Sisters

Ruffle lamp shade makeover tutorial

By The Style Sisters - Sunday, January 11, 2015

When I was pulling things together to decorate my mom's master bedroom that you can see here

 (if you missed that post)

 I wanted to find a pretty feminine "French" looking lamp so I went shopping :) 

Lamp Shade DIY Makeover Ruffles
Of course I didn't want to spend a ton of money (as usual) 

 I came across this silver mercury looking base at Target

 I knew this was it and for only $20 bucks too!

I tried on different lamp shades and I found this one with Grey stripes top and bottom but...

I thought it might look a bit too modern for mom's room

 I bought it anyway thinking I could add a little sumpin sumpin to it

Grey and White Lampshade Makeover Ruffles

Silver Mercury lamp base Target The Style Sisters

 I had some lightweight fabric left over from an Ikea curtain 

 I decided to make little flower ruffles to cover the lamp shade and make it more feminine

I cut a bunch of 2 - 2 1/2" circles

White ruffle tutorial lamp shade makeover DIY

I kind of folded the center of each circle and added a little hot glue to hold it together

Then added another little dab of hot glue and stuck it on the top silver stripe

 I hot glued a bunch of them right next to each other...over and over

Ruffle Lamp Shade Tutorial The Style Sisters

Once the top stripe was covered with RUFFLES...I decided that was a perfect amount and decided 

NOT to cover the whole lamp shade. 

Less is More

Ruffle Lamp Shade Makeover Tutorial

You can see this little cutie pa-tootie sitting on mom's newly chalk painted dresser

Ignore the checkerboard edged will be replaced soon :)

Ruffle Lamp Shade Makeover Tutorial

Its the little details that pull a room together don't you think?

Next up-  More on the little details :)

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  1. I have been gathering ideas for lampshades for awhile. I even have a board on Pinterest for them. Adding this cute one!

  2. The mercury glass lamp would have had me figuring out a way to use it too! The shade complements the base and looks so much more feminine now.

  3. Hello cute lady! This looks so amazing.Beautiful. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and party with us. It wouldn't be a party without you! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls


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