Hot Tip: Eddie Ross' Easy Custom Lampshades

Hot Tip: Eddie Ross' Easy Custom Lampshades

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Keehnan Konyha
Nov 6, 2008

We have to concede that Eddie Ross, despite some of his more Martha-inspired tendencies, has some brilliant ideas. Case-in-point: this morning, Eddie posted some quick, incredibly easy tips for customizing lampshades that are right up our alley (aka spray paint and tape).

After the jump, photos and a walk-through...

Using basic, liquidated shades found at the Salvation Army, Eddie simply spray painted the shades, and added trim using spike tape, a thin, cloth tape that leaves no residue when removed.

We're not sure how light reads through a spray painted shade; we imagine it might take a few coats to completely eliminate any thin spots. But how great is this? Finding the right shade can be strangely difficult, not to mention expensive. Why not salvage an unloved find and customize it for around $5.00?

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