Updated light shade

When I inherited my home office, I inherited a dim, dark light fixture. I loved the bones of the fixture, but the tea-stained glass shade cast a very dim light.

IMG_20150523_203535As always, we were decorating on a slender budget, so I hit Value Village looking for inspiration. I found this. (Ignore the wrapping paper).

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I removed the glass shade and measured how long I should cut the new drum shade. Then I rolled out the shade and cut it using a fabric blade and cutting board.

Then I trimmed off the folded edge of the unused portion and glued it onto the drum shade giving me two finished edges.

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Then I clipped the shade onto the rim frame and used the hardware from the old shade to attach the new one.

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This shade cast much more light. I’d like to cover the bottom of the shade so I don’t look up into light bulbs, but I am still undecided how best to proceed. I’d love your suggestions!

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