Wednesday, September 26, 2012

You Can Wash These Things. Like, With Soap 'n Water.



So yesterday I start making-over a thrifted lamp, right, with the cleaning and the painting and the sanding and all that? Ya.  So I figure that while the paint is drying, it might be a good idea to skoot over to Canadian Tire to grab a new shade for the lamp 'cause the old one I have is kinda gross and grubby, right? But then, I have this idea, right?... Why not try cleaning the shade I do have before going out and dropping money I don't have on a new one. I figure it's worth a try, right?


And then I think to myself: "Someone out there has done this before." Gotta be, right? So I google it. And lo and behold, HERE is a tutorial at TLC Home. You can wash these things? Once again, I was clueless. I've never washed a lamp shade in my life. But the best part, it came out like brand-spanking new. I just followed the instructions with the warm water and the dish soap and stuff. And boom. Beautiful and clean again.


So lamp shades are washable... I learned something.

♥M

19 comments:

  1. Who knew? Someone, apparently, but not me! Thanks!

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  2. Huh, I will pass this info on to my mom because I just gave her an old lamp of ours with a filthy lamp shade!

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  3. wow. i always just vacuum them.
    this is better, and i bet they will even smell clean.

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  4. Very Amish of you - something we should all do - make it last and last!!

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  5. Good to know!!! Thank you Michele!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  6. I wonder if the cleaning lady knows this.....hmmmmmmmm

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  7. This charming and beautiful! The result justifies the effort.

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  8. I never even thought about washing a lamp shade! Love the results!

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  9. Hi Michele,
    Thank you for the tip. We're in renovations and this will com ein handy!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  10. Beautiful! I love the new awesome red lamp. And, thanks for the lampshade cleaning tip. I think I'd still be nervous, though!!

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  11. I need this tip! You are awesome and the lamp redo is gorgeous!

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  12. Hahahaa. Glad to hear you can wash the lamp shade. I didn't know that either. Love finding DIY's on the internet. Love the makeover too. Great job as always, Michele!

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  13. Clever girl. I think the new look for your lamp is so happy.

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  14. I had NO idea but this is great. Adding "Wash lampshades" to my fall chore list!

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