was absolutely not one of them. It reminded me of a pair of flying saucers hovering over the evening's family-style dinner buffet! ICK!!! Ballard Designs and many blogs inspired me to create custom lighting with a simple drum shade. There are a million tutorials out there on how to create a custom shade, but I'll add mine and be number one-million and one! This project is easy-peasy and can be super cheap!!
Find a shade in the size and shape you desire. Find a fabric that coordinates with your room style. You can get shades everywhere! Garage sales, Habitat ReStore, Goodwill, your own attic or basement.... I got this one new at IKEA because I loved the shape and it already had all the wiring for mounting into the ceiling. I realize I could go to the trouble of mounting my own custom shade, but for $30.00, I couldn't do much better.
Cut fabric and begin adhering fabric to the shade.
I chose burlap (which I am in major love with right now). It is a messy little monster, but well worth the outcome in my coastal-inspired home. I allowed for an extra inch at the top and bottom portion of the fabric so that you can fold it over to make a nice finished edge. Hot glue worked well as the adhesive for this material, but spray adhesive (which you must move quickly with) would probably work better with a cotton, twill or muslin-type fabric. Next, I glued and glued and glued! I took my time, making sure to get every detail as perfect as I could. Luckily, burlap is a bit forgiving!
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I liked it so much, I made TWO! One for the breakfast nook as well. I hope you love them as much as I do! I still glow everytime I see them!!! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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