Pretty fabulous, no?! We moved the chandelier in the den from our old house where it hung from the second story in a cavernous space. Here in our eight foot ceilinged cozy space, the sizeable chandelier is so blinding that it’s almost never turned on. So you can see why I thought putting shades on it would be a great idea – good looking AND functional. The only problem was that the total to put these shades in my den would have run me upwards of $150. Um…I’m not sure I paid that much for the chandelier.
So, I set out on a DIY mission to make my own. They key was the drum shade shape. With a few supplies and a morning’s worth of time, I did it!
I purchased the white chandelier drum shades (5 x 5.75”) at Lowe’s for $6 each. I can’t find them on their website, but they were there a few weeks ago. Mother already had the black paint, so I just went with that. Using a small paint brush, I painted the dots right on the shade, let it dry and called it a day! SUPER easy and under $50 (compared to the $150+ price at Ballard’s).
I was so excited to get them home and give ‘em a go…
I think they are pretty fun and I would LOOOOVE them in someone else’s room. But, truth be told, I’m not sure if I’ll keep them. If they do stay, I was planning to layer a black and white rug on top of my leopard print rug and maybe add a couple of pillows to the banquette or sofa. Aaaaakkkk….I’m usually not this indecisive, which tells me maybe I should stick with what I’ve got. Thoughts???