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Give New Light To An Old Lamp Shade Using Stencils

Cutting Edge Stencils Shares Stenciled Lamp Shade Ideas!

Good Morning, my DIY crafters! Our stenciling light bulb recently went off and it got us thinking about lamps.  Do you have a lamp shade in your life that could use a little facelift?  Cutting Edge Stencils is here to help you liven up those plain lamp shades with a pop of color and a pretty stenciled pattern.  A project like this is super easy and it’s great for first time stencilers.  To show you what a fab idea it really is, we’ve rounded up inspirational lamp shades that will have you flipping the stenciled switch in no time!

Stencil ideas to spruce up an old lamp shade! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils-stencil-designs.html

Creative Ways to Reinvent Your Lamp Shade

Creative queen, Ashley, from the blog Mommy by Day Crafter by Night, added a little color and dimension to her plain, white lamp shade with our Casablanca Craft pattern and some turquoise paint! To get this look, try painting Benjamin Moore’s bahaman sea blue 2055-40.  The results are adorable!

Use the Casablanca Craft Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to get this look! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/craft-furniture-stencil.html

Clever crafter Katie, from the blog Sew Woodsy, found a floor length light fixture at the curb during a dog walk.  She was pleasantly surprised that the lamp worked however the lamp shade needed to be replaced.  After struggling to find one that she liked, she decided to stencil her own.  Katie used our intricate Zamira stencil in a sophisticated shade of blue, like Benjamin Moore’s midnight navy 2067-10. So pretty, right?

Use the Zamira Craft Stencil on your lampshade to add a Moroccan pattern like this one! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/craft-stencil-zamira.html

And can we tell you how excited we were when we spotted this bold red beauty?  Kim, one of our favorite die-hard crafters and blogger behind A Girl With a Glue Gun painted this drum-shaped shade.  She used our Houndstooth Stencil in a super saturated shade of crimson like Benjamin Moore’s candy cane red 2079-10. It’s gorgeous!

Stencil a lamp shade using the Houndstooth Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/houndstooth-craft-stencil-pattern-DIY-decor.html

Shantelle from Home Decor Made EZ, needed a floor lamp that would coordinate with her living room but she was on a tight budget.  After searching high and low, she decided to craft her own shade using our Casablanca Craft Stencil in a classy, golden-neutral like Benjamin Moore’s sulfur yellow 2151-40. Perfecto!

Use the Casablanca Craft Stencil to get this look! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/craft-furniture-stencil.html

Annette, the craft-star from Pacific Fabrics and Crafts, is totally on board when it comes to painting an old lamp shade with a stencil.  She writes, “This project couldn’t be easier and you will LOVE the new looks you can create.”  For her stencil project below, she used our Brocade No.1 Stencil in a hue similar to Benjamin Moore’s hale navy HC-154.  It rocks!

Use the Brocade No.1 Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to stencil a lamp shade. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/Brocade-stencil-damask.html

So that’s it folks! We hope you enjoyed our roundup of stenciled lampshades.  If you’re looking to create your own stenciled shade then check out Sew Woodsy’s post, How-to Stencil a Lampshade Tutorial.

Which one of these stenciled lampshades would you LOVE to recreate?  We’d love to read your comments in the section below!

Still looking for more stenciling fun?

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Thanks for reading, and good luck stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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  • Kimbo West

    thanks for the linky love! love cutting edge stencils!!!! we just moved into a new house and the ideas on what to do with them are spinning!!!!

  • CESteam

    Make ideas become reality and send us some pictures of your work of art!!! :)
    Cheers!!

  • Katie

    Thank you for sharing our lamp shade! I love all the other ideas, too!

  • CESteam

    Thank YOU Katie!!

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