Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rustic Lighting...

I wanted some rustic lighting for our boy room, but all the lighting I liked was quite expensive...



So I had to come up with something more affordable...

I found this shade at Ikea for sixteen dollars with the hanging attachment...


I picked up two packages of shims at Home Depot for three dollars each...


I stained one package, and painted the base of my shade. Then I started glueing on my stained shims.


I glued them all the way around, and then glued the unstained ones on top of those.


We hung it in the room, and viola!


A rustic hanging light for $22!


Not too bad, huh? I may do some kind of wire or twine wrap around the top, but I think it works well for now!


2 comments:

Kim K. said...

Brilliant...especially at $22!

Kathleen w said...

You are so creative and resourceful . I love it !