Simple Solutions: Ombre Ikea lampshade hack

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  • Want to personalise your Ikea lampshade? This Regolit lampshade has been transformed with a simple paint effect. Watch our latest Simple Solutions video to find out more…

    You will need:
    Regolit paper lamp shade, Ikea
    Spray paint in chosen colour
    Toilet roll tubes or plastic cups
    Old newspaper or drop cloth

    Step 1: Choose a well ventilated spot, preferably outside, to spray your lampshade. Lay down a dropcloth or plenty of old newspaper to protect surfaces.

    Step 2: Place your assembled lampshade in the middle of your drop cloth using a couple of toilet rolltubes to support the shade and stop it rolling away.

    Step 3: Starting at the top and working overhead spray your shade with the spray paint in a circularmotion moving around and down the shade.

    Step 4: Build layers of paint, adding more to the top of the shade, getting lighter as you move down tocreate an ombre effect.

    Step 5: Allow to dry. Once dry hang in your chosen spot

    Tip: We sprayed our lighting flex the same colour for a unified look.

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