Now to find a lampshade. I scoured the thrift stores, yard sales and even Target, but couldn't find one I liked (under $3), so I thought, "I'm stuck with the pleated one, and there's not much I can do with that." BUT, then I discovered this awesome lampshade treatment on Funky Junk Interiors. If you click, you'll see she even provides a tutorial -- easy peasy! I had some scraps of muslin laying around (from a wreath project that I'll reveal on saturday) and went to work. However, since my lamp shade wasn't as pretty as Donna's, it didn't look as sweet as hers.
I took it one step further and stamped some botanical designs on some of my muslin strips and I love the results! This little lamp will go in my craft room (closet) ... perfect size for that little space.
And, here it is all illuminated! Since I do write a safety column, I have to add this piece of advice: make sure that the strips of fabric don't touch or hang too close to the bulb. My strips are relatively close, but since this is a task light for me, I will always be in the room when I'm using it -- it won't be a light that I leave on and walk away. I'm still looking for another lamp shade, just because I want to add something with crystals and beads to it (I tried on this, did not work with the lightweight muslin), but this will do just fine.
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