Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Overhead Light for Master Bedroom - In Process

Today I worked on finishing the dresser (pictures tomorrow!) and the overhead light for the bedroom - I took an extra lamp shade that I bought for $10 on clearance awhile ago and put some ribbon on it

Ever wonder why you haven't seen the ceiling in any of my photos yet? Because it looks like this

Builder grade in EVERY newer house flush mounted light - nothing exciting about it ...

Now that we have a place to store the old light (which will be reinstalled when we move out) I can put whatever I want up there :)

And the best part is that it only took about 5 minutes - I glue ribbon and taped to secure it - wrapped around the shade and folded the edge over and glued and taped to hold it in place - and repeated two more times - a super easy way to add a bit of color to a plain shade

Now I just have to figure out how to mount it ...

I am very excited to share the dresser with you tomorrow - I think it turned out great and it definitely looks completely different!


  1. I would love to know how you actually mounted the lampshade. I have a builder grade fixture I would love to change.

    1. here's the link :) http://sarahmdorseydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/05/diy-drum-pendant-shade-with-ribbon.html

  2. I love this shade makeover!! I want to do something similar to the boring white pendant in my dinning room, only in navy. Would you kindly share your source for the ribbon. I have been a reader of yours for a while, and I have yet to be disappointed in your work, everything looks fabulous!!

    Love a Fellow Sarah and Maryland girl!!
    Sarah Young

    1. Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I found my ribbon at Joann Fabrics, they have a pretty good selection. xo sarah


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