Chevron Kitchen Lamp Shade Redo: DIY

In the midst of our crazy downstairs makeover, I decided to spruce up our boring kitchen light fixture using some fabric I had on hand.

Super easy project and the best part is that I can change it up as often as I want for very little money.
Silly me… I didn’t get a proper “before” picture!
I did find this photo, though.

The “before” light fixture is nice, but I can’t leave well enough alone.  I think you all know that by now, right?

Supplies Needed:

spray adhesive
fabric scissors
lamp shade
fabric marker

***If you are using a pattern like chevron or stripes, it is best to use a drum shade.  If you have an angled shade, use a pattern that doesn’t need to line up perfectly.***

Using your fabric marker, determine your cuts.  Leave about 1 inch above and one inch below the shade for folding under.

Cut out your measured fabric and spray the back with an even coating of spray adhesive.  Let it sit for about 20 seconds to allow it to get a bit tacky (easier to work with)
Again, silly me didn’t get any more pictures of the process 
(my kids wanted attention probably:)

It is very easy, though.  After spraying with adhesive, slowly wrap the fabric around the shade, smoothing as you go.  When you get to the end, tuck the raw edge of the fabric under and secure with some fabric glue (or hot glue).

Fold the bottom and top over so that they are now inside your shade.  Attach with fabric glue, if needed.  For a nice finish on the inside, use some twill tape to cover the raw edges


And I know… I know…
chevron is certainly on it’s way out, but I like it for this space and it is just touch of it.  Plus, it is my house, so I make the rules.  

Here is a sneak peek of our new TV unit in the family room.
I spy some chevron there too…covering diaper boxes. 
More on that another day!
One last piece of business!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

  • VMG206

    LOVE! Chevrons and that color are great. I love how you tied it in with other pieces, too. Great job!
    I found you today from Sugar Bee’s Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  • Carissa Rasmussen

    looks great! what a fun addition to the kitchen. i love the bookshelves too!

  • Jacque n Matt Knowlton

    Love this! Where did you find that cute fabric?

  • Welcome to the Mouse House

    Thanks guys! Jacque…. the fabric is Premier Prints Chevron. I think I bought it from!

  • Kenlie

    I just used the same fabric to cover a magnetic board last weekend, and I LOVE it. Your lamp shades are totally transformed! Beautiful!

  • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore

    Love your shades! They add the perfect pop of color! So glad I stopped by to check them out! :)

  • judi

    do you have a source for the light fixture? I love the style of it and have been looking for one similar. love the chevron shades with it. thanks so much.

    • Welcome to the Mouse House

      Sorry Judi! I only just saw your question!

      The light fixture is from Lowes a few years ago and I didn’t see it on their website anymore. I believe it was Portfolio Brand!

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  • Abbey

    We see chevron used in many ways–this looks so professional and chic!!

  • Cleo Rogers

    That gave me great satisfaction. I guess the scale of this print was perfectly designed for these lampshades. Learn about OnlyCubes Water Proof Light Cube

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