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How to Update a Lampshade With Paint

Plain white or cream lampshades might be safely neutral, but they can be a bit dull. If your room needs a dose of color, dress up a lampshade with paint, and turn that ho-hum into wow. All it takes is some basic craft supplies, a free hour or two and a little bit of imagination.

Paint is one of the easiest ways to update just about anything. Make sure your lampshade is free of dust before you begin, then turn it into a colorful masterpiece. Spray paint or latex craft paint are suitable for paper or hard surface lampshades. Use fabric paint on a fuzzy or fabric-covered shade. Smooth shades are the easiest to paint. If you want to tackle a pleated shade, spray paint is your best bet.

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