I recently bought a set of five cheap lamps from a big box store. The price was right, but I wasn't loving the tapered shades. Purchase five new drum shades? Not on my budget. Then it hit me. A tapered shade is pretty much half a drum shade, isn't it? Chop off the top ring, extend the spokes, flip it upside down, and for 3 bucks plus the cost of fabric, you have a drum shade! You can do it, too - jump below for the step-by-step:

How To Turn a Tapered Lamp Shade into a Drum Shade

I recently bought a set of five cheap lamps from a big box store. The price was right, but I wasn't loving the tapered shades. Purchase five new drum shades? Not on my budget. Then it hit me. A tapered shade is pretty much half a drum shade, isn't it? Chop off the top ring, extend the spokes, flip it upside down, and for 3 bucks plus the cost of fabric, you have a drum shade! You can do it, too - jump below for the step-by-step:

Slip Covered Lamp Shade... this is so creative and I was also worried about covering and then changing my mind... but now no WORRIES

Slip Covered Lamp Shade... this is so creative and I was also worried about covering and then changing my mind... but now no WORRIES

DIY Lamp Shade Makeover  I love chevron!  This looks relatively simple and I'm sure I could find a lamp shade at the ReStore. www.habitatgsf.org/restore

DIY Lamp Shade Makeover

DIY Lamp Shade Makeover I love chevron! This looks relatively simple and I'm sure I could find a lamp shade at the ReStore. www.habitatgsf.org/restore

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