DIY Lamp Shade: Fabrics Edition
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
Pinspiration: 7 Unique DIY Pendants & Chandeliers
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.
How to Make Paper Fans for Summer
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.
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
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.