Here are the pics of the variety of shades I completed for a client recently. With his first group, I simply added trim and Swarovski crystals to embellish. The "before" is on the left, "after" on the right:
For this next group, I created all new shade coverings, using RocLon® Multipurpose Cloth:
I did a soft glaze on the fabric and used a Poppy stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils, added trim and crystals.
Same soft glaze for this one, my own leaf stencil, gems and trim.
This once very plain off white shade is one of my favorites. My client had some fabulous fabric that had these raised flowers. I cut the flowers out and glued them to the shade, adding the stems, leaves, gems and trim.
For very little time and money, you can easily see how you can totally transform your lampshades! For all you DIY-ers, look in the remnant section for trim and interesting fabrics. Here you can often find the high priced items for a fraction of the cost.