Upcycling is an inexpensive way to add a creative and unique touch to any space in your home and showcase your family’s personality and style. Case in point? Homes.com’s DIY experts Katie and Jon transformed an older, bland lamp into a fun, ocean-themed nursery piece! Watch their DIY upcycled lamp video tutorial to see the step-by-step process:
First, they found fabric for the lamp shade that goes well with their ocean theme. The fabric is used to cover the older lamp shade, transforming it entirely with little effort. Simply using a glue gun secured the edges of the fabric to the lamp shade quickly and easily.
Extra tip: You may have fabric lying around somewhere that you’re not using (pillow case, etc.). This is a great way to use what you already have on hand, and save money in the process, so don’t be afraid to get creative!
Another secret? Vinyl is great for DIY upcycled lamps! Katie and Jon used it to create a wave pattern, applying it to the lamp to complete the look and tie the theme together. If you don’t have vinyl on hand, that’s ok! You can paint a pattern or design onto the lamp by hand (you likely have some unused paint somewhere, so don’t forget to raid your garage!), or you can spray paint using a stencil design.
Extra tip: If your lamp shade has a busy pattern, you might actually prefer your lamp base to be a solid color so that patterns don’t clash and the design doesn’t look too busy.
Voila! Your DIY upcycled lamp is complete! How did yours turn out?
Stay tuned for upcoming upcycle videos by the Homes.com’s DIY experts or browse for more DIY how-to tutorials. If you have DIY projects in mind that you would like the DIY experts to create a tutorial for, comment with your ideas and/or show us your DIY upcycled lamp project below!