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Fringe Lampshade

 Fringed Lamp Shade Hessian, Fringing and all things textural are still going strong as an interior trend. So I thought I’d buy some fringing and upcycle an old lampshade. I am very pleased with the result. You will need Lamp Shade Glue gun and glue sticks Scissors Roll of Hessian Fringing 1.Wrap the fringed hessian… Continue reading Fringe Lampshade

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Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Embroidery hoops are perfect for creating your own speedy eye catching wall art. They’re a great stash busting opportunity to use up a collection of much loved fabrics. You Will Need Old Embroidery hoops Fabric scraps for background and with motifs Plain fabric for motif Bondaweb Scissors   Instructions Step 1 Cut background fabric out… Continue reading Embroidery Hoop Wall Art


Butterfly lamp shade

I had a lamp shade in need of some TLC  at the same time i had some very nice fabric remnants left over from other projects so I decided to combine them. You will need A lampshade Half meter of silk fabric Half meter of Butterflies fabric Bondaweb Thin bendy wire Wire cutters and small… Continue reading Butterfly lamp shade

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How to upcycle a cheap lamsphade

Update a tired lampshade to create your own quirky masterpiece with this easy DIY, and choose from 31 beautiful shades in the Rust-Oeum’s Chalky Finish Furniture Paint range to decorate. It’s perfect for upcycling and can be applied directly onto most surfaces, including wood, without any preparation! Step 1 - Remove all material from the… Continue reading How to upcycle a cheap lamsphade


Make your very own lamp out of vintage mechano

I found an old box of my husband's Meccano pieces in the attic and thought the industrial vibe would transform into a great lamp. You can find bits of Meccano in second hand shops and on line or buy new from places such as Argos RRP from £9.99 You will need Turquoise flex and a… Continue reading Make your very own lamp out of vintage mechano