A long overdue rainy day here in Key West. Time to get to one of my many projects that I’ve been meaning to get to..(I know you all have a closet full of them, I can’t be the only one!
Finally my plants are happy! It’s been so unusually dry this month.
I bought this shade a few years ago, and it’s too big for any lamps in my small cottage. Been saving it for a project just like this! The hanging bulb.. it was for one of those hanging Ikea-ish paper lanterns that I picked up at a yard sale sometime way back..
I removed the fabric from the shade with an Exacto knife.
I used twine to tie the bones together…
And added my ever trusty E6000 to secure the knots.
Maybe not necessary, but I’d rather be safe than have all my hard work come crashing down!
I cut some old cotton sheets into 1 inch strips,
and cut off the seams while Elliot supervised.
I tied the strips onto the frame
and added some scraps of ribbon.
I had some leftover chandelier prisms from my Pirate Ship Chandelier so I added those too.
Because I was feeling lazy, I attached them to the frame using some necklaces..
But hey, they were free! They came as a bonus gift on an E-bay purchase, and saved me the time of tying on fishing line. (But anything would do..what do you have around the house, get creative!)
So I finished my rainy day project while Elliot took a long nap.
I may decide to add some shells, but that’s a project for another day. Any thoughts? Thanks for stopping by!