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How To Upcycle a Glass Lamp Shade with Vintage Charm

Upcycled Glass Shade with a Vintage Vibe

Upcycled Globe Light - Seaglass Green Floral Arrangement

If you’ve ever done over your bathroom you probably, in all likelihood, replaced the standard glass shades on your light fixture or you replaced the light fixture entirely.

Upcycled Globe Light - Seaglass Green Floral Arrangement

If you did, then you probably have the old glass shades hanging out in your garage gathering dust.  If you do, I have a super easy upcycle to share with you today as part of this month’s Thrifty Style Team blog post.

Upcycled Globe Light - Seaglass Green Floral Arrangement

The entire process takes less than an hour (dry time being most of the hour) and the cost is under $10.00.

Upcycled Globe Light - Seaglass Green Floral Arrangement

Supplies:

Glass Shade

Krylon Sea Glass Paint

Mason Jar lid – zinc if possible

Moss

Faux plant – I bought mine at Michaels for 50% off! 

Upcycled Globe Light - Seaglass Green Floral Arrangement

You’re going to want to start with a clean glass shade.  I ran mine through the dishwasher but you could hand wash them as well.

Upcycled Globe Light - Seaglass Green Floral Arrangement

Spray paint with the Krylon Sea Glass Paint.  I did 3 coats of paint on mine.

Upcycled Globe Light - Seaglass Green Floral Arrangement

Upcycled Globe Light - Seaglass Green Floral Arrangement

Upcycled Globe Light - Seaglass Green Floral Arrangement

Once dry, place the shade in the mason jar lid, add a faux plant to the middle and embellish with some moss.

Upcycled Globe Light - Seaglass Green Floral Arrangement

That’s it! It would be hard to get a much simpler project.

If you've ever replaced glass light shades from an old light fixture you might want to hang on to them. This is a super easy way to upcycle with some sea glass paint and a few extras.

As of right now, I only have one finished – I was trying it out to make sure I liked the results but I will be making two more and using them all over the house! I think I may use faux ferns in the other two….I’ll let you know what I finally do with them.

If Thrifty Style is a passion of yours be sure to check out the beautiful posts from the other members of the team.

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Carrie

Friday 17th of March 2017

Such a great idea! I have several of these laying around and definitely need to give this a try!

Mary Beth

Monday 20th of March 2017

Thank you, Carrie! I'm sure whatever you do with yours will be LOVELY!

Kristie Cook

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

I have a bunch of these! I've been trying to figure out what to do with them and this is perfect. Thanks for the idea! :)

Mary Beth

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

You're welcome, Kristie! :)

laura janning

Thursday 9th of March 2017

i love that idea and that paint. i have never seen that before. great way to transform the shades.

Mary Beth

Friday 10th of March 2017

Thank you, Laura!

Vanessa Hunt

Wednesday 8th of March 2017

That is genius!! What a darling idea Mary Beth!

Mary Beth

Wednesday 8th of March 2017

Thank you so much sweet, sweet Vanessa!!! xo

Bliss

Wednesday 8th of March 2017

Get outta dodge, how adorable is that idea! You're too clever!

Mary Beth

Wednesday 8th of March 2017

Thank you so much, Miss Bliss!