I have wanted to update the lamp shade on our entry table lamp for awhile now. I considered a few possibilities: embellish the old shade with fabric flowers, maybe something like the trash can lamp shade; recover the old shade with a different fabric; stencil a design like the peek-a-boo lamp shade I did a couple of years ago. So, what did I do?
I came across a shade at Ross for $5, which made it an easy decision- no work necessary. This shade was a good size, so I didn’t need to make any adjustments. However, I wanted to show you a little trick if your shade isn’t quite the right size.
You can get different size harps, which will raise or lower the shade on your lamp. Yes, I hoard lamp parts, too.
Here is what my lamp would look like with the taller harp.
Simply putting the shorter harp on it makes it just right.
Updating the lamp shade motivated me to deChristmas-ize the entry table. More hydrangeas and a little ironstone pitcher under a cloche have me dreaming of spring.
What is your favorite way to update your lamps? Have you ever had trouble getting just the right size shade?