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DIY: Chevron Lampshade

Give your old lampshade an upgrade by painting it with stripes and patterns

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This weekend, jazz up your plain lampshade by painting it with chevron stripes! This design allows you to mix and match two different widths to create a vibrant vibe in your space. Let this project inspire and guide you.

All photos from Etsy.com | DIY Inspired by theblissfulbee.com

Materials:

 

  • Painter’s Tape
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • White Cloth Lamp Shade
How-to

1. Choose your pattern dimensions. Make sure you measure your lampshade first before you plot your stripes.

2. Stick a strip of painter’s tape at the base. Place another piece of tape so it can face each other, forming a triangular shape.

3. Start repeating the pattern until you fill in the whole lamp. Make sure that the spaces between your stripes are proportional to each other. The key to a good chevron design is through its balanced spaces.

RL Tip: Use scissors to cut the edges of your tape, for a fine finish.

4. Once you’ve finished plotting the tape, start painting the empty spaces using light strokes.

RL Tip: Paint within the corners of the plotting tape, to avoid uneven stripes.

5. Let the finished product sit for 20-30 minutes, until it’s dry.   

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