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Annual DIY Lampshade Challenge

It’s the time of year again where we host our Annual DIY Lampshade Challenge! invited twelve bloggers that will compete in injecting their own unique style on a solid white cloth drum shade.  We provided each contestant with a shade from Light’s Up and instructions to run with their creativity!  Here you’ll see our own creative juices flowing and our version of this DIY before the contest starts.

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For this project, we enlisted our talented local friend, Kerri Farragut, to give us her spin on this DIY.

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Here’s what you’ll need:  black spray paint, black gesso paint, gold acrylic paint, paintbrushes, hole punch, scissors, ruler, and black satin ribbon.

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Spray paint shade black.  Hole punch around the outer edges.  Paint inside of shade black.  Once dry, paint inside of shade gold.  Cut ribbon into 18″ strips.

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Thread ribbon through the upper holes on shade.  Tie on the outside.  Repeat on the bottom but tie on the inside.  Trim the ribbon.  

We used this fun shade on a lamp, but it would also be fantastic as a pendant.

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The contest will begin on May 1st here on  Return to vote for your favorite entry and see all the creativity these bloggers share!  The winning blogger will win a gift card to giveaway to one of their lucky readers!