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DIY: How to Replace Lampshade Hardware Fittings

Having trouble finding a lampshade with hardware that fits your lamp or light fixture?  Here is how you can change the fittings on a new lampshade to make it fit.

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Materials needed: 1. Two lampshades 2. A hot glue gun 3. Sharp scissors 4. Double-sided tape 5. Double-fold bias tape

Step 1: 

The first thing I did was start ripping off the trim.

Step 2:

Once I got the trim off, it was pretty easy to pull the bottom ring away from the shade.

Step 3:

I then repeated the process by removing the trim and ring from the top of the shade.

Step 4:

I accidentally tore the shade itself a little bit.  It was okay because I knew I would be covering it up later, but after that I was more careful.

Step 5:

Once I got the hardware off, it was time to cut the shade to the right size. I started by cutting vertically along the seam.

Step 6:

Laid out flat, the lampshade looked like this.

Step 7:

Next, I took apart my old lampshade in the same manner.

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