Light Sleeper

January 29th, 2009 in member junk     
whiteflower whiteflower, member
1 user recommends

Here is a very simple lampshade I made using an old cotton pillowcase and an old wire frame -- both of which are super easy to come by.  I just cut a slit into the seam casing, inserted a string, and cinched it shut to fit the top of the frame.  For the bottom, I really wanted a pretty, soft, natural edge, so I made another slit at the right length and ripped the fabric instead of cutting it.  I love how simple and soft this shade is.  It gives off a great, slightly diffused light.  And there is no risk of fire since the lamp has a harp and the fabric sits away from the bulb.  I can't wait to make more of these!

P.S. The lamp itself was an old 50's-style brass lamp bound for the trash!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design -
posted in: member junk, cottage, country, white, porch, living room, bedroom, entry, light fixture, fabric, wire, lamp, beachy

Comments (4)

suewhitney writes: Absolutely beautiful. You've done it again!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:54 am on January 30th
irishrovr writes: Lovely!

Eileen Posted: 11:35 pm on January 29th
MimiToria writes: Love the white on white and simplicity of it all.
Gretchen Posted: 7:10 pm on January 29th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Simply sweet! Thank you for sharing a lovely, doable project with us.
Candy Posted: 3:15 pm on January 29th
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