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!


  1. Musings from Kim K. on January 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Brilliant…especially at $22!

  2. Kat on January 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    You are so creative and resourceful . I love it !

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