Style Secrets: Give a table lamp a folk-inspired makeover

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  • Style at Home’s Becky shows us how to upcycle an ordinary table lamp into eye-catching feature

    By transforming the shade and base using a few simple techniques your lamp will shine brighter and bolder in any room of the house.

    Step 1: Peel sticky backing paper from plastic and smooth onto underside of your chosen fabric design

    Step 2: Trim the excess fabric around the backing paper

    Step 3: Snap along the score lines at the top and bottom of the fabric and peel off to expose sticky side

    Step 4: Stick tape along one edge of the fabric

    Step 5: Smooth double sided tape around the metal rings of the lamp

    Step 6: Peel off the back of tape and roll the metal rings along the fabric

    Step 7: Remove tape at end to stick the drum shade shut

    Step 8: Tuck excess material behind edges of metal rings

    Step 9: Decorate the lamp base with chalk paint

    Step 10: Allow paint to dry

    Step 11: Apply wax to the base to add a sheen if required

    Step 12: Attach the shade to the base

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