DIY Paint Stick Lampshade

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DIY Paintstick Lampshade

DIY Paintstick Lampshade

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

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Materials Needed

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  • lamp
  • lampshade
  • paint sticks (free at paint stores)
  • wood stain
  • rubber gloves
  • durable glue
  • clothespins
  • white cloth
Materials for Paintstick Lampshade

Materials for Paintstick Lampshade

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Stain Paint Sticks

To begin, use a cloth to apply wood stain to the paint sticks. Be sure to wear rubber gloves for this step to prevent staining your nails or hands.

Stain Paint Sticks

Stain Paint Sticks

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Apply Stain to Lampshade

Using the same cloth for the paint sticks, evenly coat the lampshade with the stain and allow to dry.

Stain Lampshade

Stain Lampshade

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Glue

Next, apply a durable adhesive to the paint sticks and adhere to the stained lampshade.

Glue Paint Sticks to Stained Lampshade

Glue Paint Sticks to Stained Lampshade

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Add Clothespins

Clamp down the paint sticks to the lampshade with clothespins for a secure hold. Let dry for 24 hours.

Clamp Paint Sticks to Lampshade

Clamp Paint Sticks to Lampshade

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Put it Together

Finally, return the lampshade to the lamp base for the final look.

DIY Paintstick Lampshade

DIY Paintstick Lampshade

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

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Who knew free paint sticks could look this good? Budget-friendly and stylish, this lamp adds beautiful appeal to any side table.

DIY Paintstick Lampshade

DIY Paintstick Lampshade

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

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