Paint Chip Lampshade For The Blogger Challenge

Paint Chip Lampshade 1 copy

Yeah, I know a paint chip lampshade has been done before, but I haven't seen one quite like this and I am LOVING it!

I created this project for the Blogger Challenge

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They sent me a lampshade and told me to have fun!


And guess what? If my lampshade wins, I get to give away a $100 gift card to one of my LOVELY readers!




After receiving a plain white drum shade in the mail, I ran off to Lowes and snagged a bunch of paint chips in neutral grey's and whites. In all honesty, I took WAAAY more than I needed because I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to use them. I decided on cutting each piece into  1 inch by 3 inch pieces and hot gluing them on the shade horizontally.

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The entire project took me 2 1/2 hours. That's it! I was banking on a good 4 or so, but it went quickly and smoothly. I pulled up my past episodes of Married to the Army Alaska and the time flew by!

Paint Chip Lampshade 4 copy

I have to say, I like it even more than when it was just an idea in my head. The colors are soothing and it blends into my bedroom perfectly.

Paint Chip Lampshade 3 copy

That wall is where I want to build my sliding barn door, sometime this year. It is on my big 2013 to do list,

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but for now this lovely little vignette will hold it's place.

Paint Chip Lampshade 2 copy


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  1. Fantastic job – it turned out great, Kim!!

  2. Well, this is new to me. I have never seen this done before. I love the colors you used. It turned out beautiful. 🙂

    Julie at Being Home

    • Hi Julie, You know I have seen a few other shades decorated with paint chips, but nothing exactly like this. Sometimes I feel like it is hard to come up with a completely new idea!Thanks!

  3. That shade is so cool!!!
    Nice work!

  4. Love it! Voted for you and pinned it! Good Luck!

  5. I haven’t see these before and I love them!!! I might have to do one for my office and link back to you! Awesome-sauce!

  6. I love it! I’m doing a vintage clock with paint chips right now but this will be my next project for sure!!! I also voted for you and although all of the other lamps look great yours has “that special something” for me!!! Cheers and good luck from Argentina!

  7. Your lampshade turned out beautiful! I’ve got this linked to my post on DIY paint chip projects too today, well done!

  8. What glue did you use? Was it difficult to have the stiff paint chip paper adhere? Pls send along any tips :). It looks great!

  9. love it! it looks fabulous! just wonder if there was a certain pattern you used or just plug and glue.


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