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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Shades of Light

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jan 28, 2016 11:03:02 AM
Lamp shade sweaterIt’s the end of January, but spring is still weeks (months) away. So I’m still in the cocoon, stay- indoors stage. As long as I’m getting cozy, I’ll share one more winter white idea ~ a lamp shade sweater. Find an interesting lamp and shade at Goodwill. Don’t worry about the condition of the shade, I’ll show you how to cover it with a sweater.

I liked this white cable-knit style for my shade because the cable pattern is running horizontally instead of the typical vertical direction.

I cut the sweater apart at the side seams and pinned it to the shade. Working with any kind of knit is easier than a woven fabric because you can stretch and manipulate it to fit any shape shade. Pin it at the bottom, top and then cut off the excess sweater where the two pieces meet.

Either sew the sweater to the shade, or if sewing is not your thing, glue it in place with a hot glue gun.

That’s it! Easy-peasy! You could add trim or bead embellishments if you want to add color and make it more decorative. But, I love the simple ski chalet look. It almost makes me want to go out on the slopes, but instead I’ll wait by the fire with a hot toddy.

Topics: Merri Cvetan, winter decor, winter decor DIY, lamp shade sweater, lamp shade DIY

  • Lamp Shade Sweater
    Here's one more winter white idea ~ a lamp shade sweater. 
  • Lamp Shade Sweater
    Find an interesting lamp and shade at Goodwill. Don’t worry about the condition of the shade, I’ll show you how to cover it with a sweater.
  • Lamp Shade Sweater
    I liked this white cable-knit style for my shade because the cable pattern is running horizontally instead of the typical vertical direction.
  • Lamp Shade Sweater

    I cut the sweater apart at the side seams and pinned it to the shade. Working with any kind of knit is easier than a woven fabric because you can stretch and manipulate it to fit any shape shade.

  • Lamp Shade Sweater
    Pin it at the bottom, top and then cut off the excess sweater where the two pieces meet.
  • Lamp Shade Sweater

    Either sew the sweater to the shade, or if sewing is not your thing, glue it in place with a hot glue gun.

  • Lamp Shade Sweater
    That’s it! Easy-peasy! You could add trim or bead embellishments if you want to add color and make it more decorative.