DIY Paint Stick Lampshade

Get a designer look without paying the hefty price tag.

Beauty of 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
Lamp, Stain, Glue, Paint Sticks, Clothespins

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.

Staining 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.

Staining Lampshade With Cloth

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.

Gluing Paint Sticks to 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.

Add Clothespins Onto 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.

Putting Lampshade on Blue Lamp Base

DIY Paintstick Lampshade

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Cheap + Chic

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

Beauty of Paintstick Lampshade on End Table

DIY Paintstick Lampshade

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

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