Lamps I love, lamps are easy. But I struggle to find attractive and functional overhead lighting, especially lampshades that will fit onto the light fittings in our rented home. Our dining room and sitting room are both besmirched by spectacularly unpleasant, dust-collecting uplighter shades. I hate them and would love to replace them with something a little easier on the eye. Of late I have found myself browsing Pinterest for a little inspiration. Wow, there are some amazing lightshades out there, and frankly, some rather astounding prices too.
Always a fan of the crafty and the DIY (well, the idea of it anyway - I rarely seem to get around to anything that isn't sewing), I thought I'd check out some more homemade options (click on the captions for tutorials)...
|Made from plastic cups|
|Yarn lanterns in scrummy colours|
|Glam - DIY hack from an ikea sputnik shade|
|Wire wastepaper basket with scraps of fabric|
|Yarn shade - tutorial here|
|Made from lightweight card - would look fab in a neon colour|
|Old maps stuck onto a paper lighshade|
You can find me on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/HalcyonThreads/