If you’re new to upcycling then this is a very simple, yet effective way to make a lampshade that requires virtually no skill at all!
If you’ve read my previous posts you’ll know I’m a bit of a hoarder and habitual upcycler/reuser/repurposer that doesn’t like to see anything going to waste – including old waste bins I’ve had for too many years to mention!
I’ve recently repainted our bedroom and changed the colour scheme so out with all the duck egg blue fittings and fixtures and in with the naturals – old fruit crates, shelf made from scaffolding boards and a scaffold plank to name a few alterations, so I needed a natural light shade to suit the scheme.
I’m not one to splash the cash when there’s cheap or even free alternatives so I decided to put an old wicker waste paper bin to use. I love the textures of natural materials and knew it would tie in great with my new decor. Plus it was a one minute job that basically involved cutting a hole in the top of the bin! Simples!
Not that you’ll need it, as it’s pretty self explanatory, but here’s step by step guide on how to make your very own lampshade!
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