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DIY Lampshade Of Paint Sticks

I’ve already showed you how to make a cool sunburst mirror of a bunch of paint sticks. It isn’t the only thing you can make of it. For example you can make a lampshade from about 50 paint sticks and a simple cheap lampshade frame using hot glue and stain. The cool things about such lampshade are that it looks great but costs almost nothing. Besides all you need to do is to glue paint sticks to the lampshade frame and cover them with a coat of stain.

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  1. Laura Says:

    Thanks for linking this! The shade is up and looks great, especially when lit. Stop by for a look when you have a chance



  2. Desiree Says:

    This is really nice, I wonder if you can you can do the same kind of thing to make a basket for a living room to hold magazines or blankets?

  3. JANA Says:

    Hey do you by chance have the name of the stain you used? I would really like to use the same.

  4. Mike Says:

    I don’t know the stain’s brand. The original tutorial doesn’t have this info.

  5. frenchandfolly Says:

    Beautiful – I may paint the sticks an ochre yellow, though. Has anyone done this – would love to see a pic!!

  6. Adrienne Says:

    Im in love with this! I want to make a desk lamp like this.. What kind of stain did you use??

  7. ferg Says:

    As a Home Depot paint associate, we don’t mind helping. But keep in mind that those paint sticks are not free, because you are not paying for them. We pay for them as a service to our customers who are buying paint. Their is talk about charging customers who are not buying paint a fee for the sticks. We’ve even ran out of sticks because of people asking for 10,20,50 sticks. We had to start telling people no when asking for sticks in large quantities so our paying customers will get them. Even removed the sticks from the counters due to the “grab n go” people who think they are getting away with a free be.

  8. Donna Ketterer Says:

    Went to Home Depot, bought paint on Sunday…now I see why they were out of paint sticks!

  9. Dawndeena Says:

    If you did this with a table lamp wouldn’t it make it too dark to see?

  10. Krystal Says:

    Cool idea.

  11. Dana Says:

    Dontou leave the actual shade on or remove it and just use the frame?? Thanks for the great idea (-:

  12. Penny Muckleroy Says:

    I wonder if it would work with the very thin pallet slats. I think I’ll give it a try. I have a piece of drift wood my mother picked up of the Fla beach over 50 years ago and I’ve been wanting to turn it into a lamp for years but not sure how to go about doing that. At least now I have an idea on what a good lamp shade would look like. Just need to figure out how to get the electric wiring into the wood without damaging it.

  13. Bonnie Says:

    Would love to see your finished project Penny

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