Sunday, October 4, 2009

looking for light in all the wrong places


I've been on the lookout for a new light fixture for above my dining table for a long time. I'd see one in a magazine and it would be out of the budget or I would look for a custom shade that would be perfect for my casual space and something about it was "just a little off". Finally I bit the bullet and decided to make my own. I found an old lamp shade frame, some burlap, a cheep home depot hanging light and a few hours sewing and pasting and "Taa Daa". This is the outcome. Pretty easy, cheep, and just what I was looking for!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks, and thanks for my 1st official comment:) I have NO idea what I'm doing!
    Love your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  2. And...here's my answer. :) LOVE, love, LOVE it!!! You make it look so easy, too...Blast you crafty seamstresses. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I don't know what's funnier, you calling me a "seamstress" or the reading the word "Blast".
    It was super easy and fun. I just googled "how to make a lamp shade". I'm no expert but let me know if you need any pointers.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fantastic, I love it. I thought as I started reading that this was the light you wanted to get rid of....because I was going to go through the computer and snatch it up if that was the case. You did a great job, can you make me one?
    Megan

    ReplyDelete
  5. So nice, thanks Megan. I plan on writing a "how to post" one of these days. I'll be on the lookout for another shade frame and if I find one I'll let you know.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hey can anyone tell me if there's a way to be contacted when I get a comment on my blog. I've been scrolling through each entry every now and then to see if I have any comments, there has to be an easier way.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi megan! your light turned out fantastic! I am so glad you came back for it and sent me a pic of the finished product.
    I will be at the funky junk show in may, hope to see you again!
    xoxo, Tiffany

    ReplyDelete