This $10 DIY Will Make a Plain Old Lamp Look Designer

A charming lamp is always a fantastic thrift store find, but even when the base is in mint condition, the shade often looks like it’s seen better days.Marcie Millholland, an Atlanta-based home and design expert with a love of thrifting, has an easy project to spruce up any lampshade that’s looking a bit worn out. Using less than a yard of fabric, some glue, and an optional bias tape maker, she created a DIY pleated lampshade with a “grandmillennial” vibe.

This $10 DIY Will Make a Plain Old Lamp Look Designer
A charming lamp is always a fantastic thrift store find, but even when the base is in mint condition, the shade often looks like it’s seen better days.Marcie Millholland, an Atlanta-based home and design expert with a love of thrifting, has an easy project to spruce up any lampshade that’s looking a bit worn out. Using less than a yard of fabric, some glue, and an optional bias tape maker, she created a DIY pleated lampshade with a “grandmillennial” vibe.