Here is an easy update idea for chandelier shades.
These Pottery Barn woven wicker chandelier shades (below) were my inspiration.
I bought some 3/8″ twisted manila rope at Lowes. It comes in packages of 50 feet for under $9 and I used one and a half packages to update 6 chandelier lamp shades.
I cut the beginning of the rope at an angle and started gluing the rope down onto the shade using a hot glue gun. Watch your fingers, because this stuff is HOT! I found out the hard way. Ouch.
I started at the seam and tightly wound the rope around the shade hot gluing along the way and making sure the white shade was completely covered. Then I cut the end of the rope at an angle and tucked it with glue into the last row. This gives it a nice finished edge.
Here is a before and after picture of a shade (below).
I finished the chandelier update by taking off the chandelier candle cover sleeves. I gave them a coat of black acrylic paint. (If I was on Survivor : DIY Decorating Island my one luxury item would be black acrylic paint. I use it so much.)
What do you think? Does it mimic the Pottery Barn inspiration even though it’s not wicker?
It seams to be all about lighting for me lately, so next up is an Anthropologie inspired shade that I can’t wait to share with you. I just have to photograph it.