I received this lamp from a family friend in a “give-away” box of stuff. The glass lamp was even filled with old potpourri! I thought it had potential though…..once you got past the 1980’s lampshade! And, I am a sucker for anything glass....vases, lamps, jars, candlesticks, et cetera.Notice the rosettes and ribbon? That’s classic 80’s country style, right?
After taking the fabric off, I found that the wire frame for the lampshade was intact. So, I started looking online at DIY options for making a new lampshade. Unfortunately, some of the hardware was missing, so I was going to have to get a little creative. After several attempts and shopping trips, I just couldn’t quite find a way to use the current lampshade on the lamp (without a total re-do of the wiring). But, while I was looking for lampshade options, I found an awesome tutorial from Four Corners Design for a silverware lampshade. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS! I immediately pinned it to one of my Pinterest boards and started planning my silverware shopping trip.
I found an old lampshade for $1.99. I took it apart and used the top ring for my lamp makeover.
I also found boxes of mismatched flatware at a local Goodwill Store for $0.19/each! I picked out a bunch and brought it home to start to work. I followed Four Corner’s tutorial and drilled holes in each piece of flatware.
Then I strung them with some wire I had in my craft pile. After playing with the arrangement, I twisted the wires in place around the lampshade ring.
I spray painted all of the brass hardware with aluminum spray paint.
When it was dry, I put it all together and then wrapped the ring with a thin ribbon.
I thought it would be a perfect light for my new buffet:
A fun flatware lampshade…why not?!?!?!
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