Lampshade LOVE

I wanted a change in our family room lighting…
a little lighter feeling (no pun intended!)
 
so I took this old lampshade
cut off the old dusty polyester material covering (ewww)
lampshade
 
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to the bare metal frame.
 
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I was tempted to leave it as is here

I like the simple, clean lines of it.

But…
wanted to create a bit more shade and
not have the bulb shining quite so bright

so I made this
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Here’s how I made it:
 
I took some pretty cream colored twine/string
 
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knotted it to the bottom of the frame….

wound it up to the top of the frame and looped it around the top again and then back down to the bottom of the frame this same process again and again top to bottom bottom to top all the time keeping the twine taut.
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I knotted it off a few times to keep the tension even across the frame and started a new section all over again…
knotting it on the bottom frame,
up to the top,
loop,
back down,
loop,
back up,
loop,
back down
 
again and again and again
 
and
 
again…
 
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it took awhile but I’m adoring the end result.
 
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Chat soon -
NORTHERN COTTAGE

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19 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, I love this. I wanna try it but make the string a tighter string so that ya can't see the bulb. Thanks for sharing such a great idea : )

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  2. I have thought about doing this...yours looks GREAT!!!! I see that the link to blog isn't working:(

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. I really like the pictures with the light on, sets a great mood in the room
    Christine
    greatoakcircle.com

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  4. This is really clever! I have something somewhat similar in my head and I am enjoying seeing someone else's project looking so nice

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  5. Great job, looks wonderful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

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  6. So cool and unique. I am highlighting this today at somedaycrafts.blogpsot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  7. I love it! What a great project!! You are so creative! Angie xo

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  8. That came out great. definitely different.

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  9. This is fun - I really like bare lampshades, but you're right about the bulb being too bright. :) Hugs, Kim

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  10. Wow - what a cool idea. I love how different and unique it is. Awesome!

    xoxo
    Jen

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  11. Love this! I've been loving the "naked frame" look too, and this is especially cute!

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  12. Wow! So unique! I never would have thought of this!

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  13. I've put together a round up of some creative lamp makeovers on Craft Gossip today and included your project. :) You can see it here
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  14. I LOVE this idea! You are so creative!! This totally rocks :)

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  15. You inspired me..
    http://lifewiththeellwoods.blogspot.com/2011/06/various-nursery-projects.html

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