Saturday, August 4, 2012

Shady

Disillusioned with a bare bulb, bored with the incompleteness of everything, spurred on by the constant need to create something, ANYTHING that Pinterest tells me to, I made a lamp shade.

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I found a tutorial that combined embroidery hoops and wood veneer tape to make a Mid-Century-inspired kind of shade. Did someone say "hot glue gun"? Don't mind if I do.

The hardest part was hanging it, since the ceiling light fixtures in my apartment are all completely different, without any rhyme or reason. I have no idea what the original shades would have looked like, or where they'd be fastened. So it's a balancing act of sorts, literally. But it looks good and I like it.

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We don't even use that fixture, so I removed the bulb. But now the ugly sockets are covered and I am pleased.

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