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.