PAINT STICK LAMPSHADE

September 17, 2012

Your success in this virtually free DIY depends solely on your willingness to shamelessly swipe the free paint sticks at Home Depot. Just kidding. They’re super friendly and let you have as many as you want. If you’ve got an old lamp shade that’s up for grabs, you’re well on your way to a new wooden, earthy, masculine, sophisticated, Frank-Lloyd-Wright-ish beauty.

Over at HD, we picked up the sticks and brought them home for staining. This was especially easy since we were already staining our rustic farmhouse coffee table DIY. For a 12 inch diamater shade, we needed 32 paint sticks.

Paint Stick Lamp Shade by Rachel Schultz

Hot glue them on and you’re done.

Paint Stick Lamp Shade by Rachel Schultz

We used it for a table lamp, but I may one day migrate it up to the ceiling for some pendant lighting. So fresh and so cheap. I swoon.

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Comments

  • I love this idea! Maybe I should start stocking up on paint sticks now so once we move I can have matching lampshades throughout the house!

    • Great idea! You could paint them any color, too. Not just stain. Have a great move.

      xo
      rach

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