I’ve been wanting to do this for so long, but have never been brave enough. I first saw it in the Park City Parade of Homes 3 years ago and thought it looked so cool but never tried it. Then I saw that Beth did something really similar and that helped me get up the nerve. This is how the little lamp on my desk looked yesterday. I don’t love it.
I wanted a naked shade, down to the metal form.
So I peeled the trim off and the lining out.
Then took scissors and cut the rest of the material off.
Here’s the naked shade.
Hmm, don’t love it.
Maybe if I change the base? Nope, still don’t love it.
What if I spray paint the shade form black? Better, but….you know.
What about twine? I’ve put twine on bottles, vases, frames, wreaths, letters and around flowers. Why not shades? First I tied a knot and added a drop of super glue.
Then I just started wrapping. I tried to space it pretty evenly as I went around. I wrapped the twine 3 times in each area (between the wires) of the shade.
Once I had it spaced how I wanted, I started at the beginning and made them all tighter so it wouldn’t slip. Then I tied the beginning and end together and added a drop of super glue.
She’s pretty snazzy now. I don’t know how much twine I used. I just cut a really long piece off the roll and started wrapping.
What do you think? Now, I love it!!!
It’s hard to take a picture of it with the light turned on, but here you go.
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Decorating Your Home at It’s A Blog Party
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
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Make It 4 Monday at Cottage Instincts
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