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DIY Lamp Shade: Fabrics Edition

Learn how to make an inexpensive nautical DIY fabric lamp shade.

 

We adore taking something excruciatingly plain and transforming it into a fabulously stylish piece of art. One of our favorite ways to spice up a home is by occasionally updating the color palette and swapping curtains, throw pillows and lamp shades for new trendy looks. This is also a great way to add simple decorations for holidays.

 

One of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to accomplish this is through do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. See our step-by-step guide below.

 

We chose this nautical design for our DIY lamp shade project because it is summer and nautical is always in style, also, the red, white and blue goes great with the fourth of July.

 

Time: 15 minutes

Cost: $10-$20 depending on the shade and fabric you choose

DIY Lamp Shade Infographic

 

Pinspiration: 7 Unique DIY Pendants & Chandeliers

Illuminate Your Home with Individuality
Are you on a quest to infuse your home with individuality? Have you searched high and low for the perfect bowl or mini pendant that will showcase your unique style? We have rummaged Pinterest for these seven stylish DIY pendants and chandeliers. These lights are sure to permeate your home with a chic, modern feel, also, think of how impressed your guests will be when you tell them you made the light yourself.
 

1. Bubble Chandelier

 

This minimalistic pendant design is fun and will make a bold statement in any room of your home. The Bubble Chandelier’s open design provides quality task lighting for when you’re working, such as, cooking, reading, writing or working with your hands. Turn your chandelier into an energy saving masterpiece by pairing with LED globe light bulbs, saving 75 percent energy saving.

 

Bubble Chandelier

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How to Make Paper Fans for Summer

A Cute and Energy-Efficient Cooling Option in 9 Easy Steps

 

The summer season is the start of many things - balmy temperatures, outdoor dining and entertaining, and fans. If you're a savvy host, you've already installed a decorative outdoor fan or plugged in a vintage-inspired pedestal fan to keep your guests cool. If you haven't, there's still a way to hold onto your great host status - paper fans.

Paper Fans

Yes, paper fans. Handheld paper fans are an inexpensive way for guests to stay comfortable under the sun. They're cute and energy efficient, and did we mention they're super easy to make? Dust off your grammar school arts & craft skills or better yet, follow our quick tutorial below (adapted from Celebrate Always).

How to Paint a Ceiling Fan

Makeover Your Old Ceiling Fan for Less Than $15 With Our DIY Guide

 

Spruce up your old ceiling fan with a coat of paint.

Does your room need spicing up? We have the perfect fix for your home decor woes - painting your boring ceiling fan. Painting your old ceiling fan is a wonderful, cost-effective way to create a functional art piece to display in your home or office. With just a few coats of paint, you can turn a dull fan into a unique fixture that flawlessly matches your home decor without breaking the bank.

 

If you are using an older ceiling fan, see Del Mar Fans and Lighting's article on how to clean your ceiling fan to tidy up the fan blades and hardware prior to painting.

 

If you don't have an older ceiling fan, we have a large selection of affordable Minka Aire 52 white ceiling fans that you can choose from and then makeover.

 

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