You know I have a true affection for Sarah Richardson. I had come across one of her room makeovers and I really liked the light fixture she made. Here it is.
I spent numerous hours trying to find it online without success, but I also figured that it would be out of my price range anyway. So, I decided to recreate it myself. I had used fabric stiffener for another project (I will tell you about that another time). So for the light fixture I thought I could make it out of ribbon, fabric stiffener and an old lampshade.
Boy, was I wrong. I was pretty skeptical about this project from the beginning, but my ever supportive hubby encouraged me to go for it, since I couldn't be successful at all my projects. You win some, you lose some.
I bought some ribbon, fabric stiffener and used an old lampshade. Here is what it looked like.
Well, when I tried to remove it from the lampshade, it sort of fell apart. I figured I should have used more fabric stiffener or this was a completely wrong way to accomplish this project. Maybe I should have used something else than ribbon. I might try to recreate this project again, but I can live with a failure from time to time. Have you failed at any diy projects lately? Feel free to share. No judgement.
Maybe liquid starch or Mod Podge would work better?ReplyDelete
Thanks Tanya. I didn't think of that. Might try it again.ReplyDelete
I saw a similar shade on Ikea Hackers site (I believe). They used stiff plastic-like pieces, turned out very nice. I'll try to find it and send you the link.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Adrienne. That is very kind of you. I will go on there and see if I can find it too. Have a good one!ReplyDelete