Saturday, September 19, 2015

Give An Old Light Shade A Face Lift


 
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Don't throw those tired old light shades out, they can be be brought back to life with a bit of imagination, a crochet hook and some yarn. Here are three that I plan on working on and I have finished the first one.

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I wanted a simple and open light light shade to go over the dining table.

I cut and tore the existing shade off it's frame
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 I then gave it a clean
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 I crocheted some diamond shapes to fit within each section
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Then I tied them on at each end
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I used a budget acrylic yarn
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 Next I had to secure the diamond shape with some chains and slip st's, I began at the center of the diamond on the frame, to keep it evenly placed
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I added more rows of chains and sl st's at an even space
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Then I began to wrap the exposed frame with a sl st, I used my fingers instead of the crochet hook as it was easier for me
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I could have added more elements to the light shade, but as I said I wanted something simple.
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I'm glad I took the time to wrap the exposed frame, the variegated yarn looks quite impressive.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post
I have another light shade I made not long ago if you would like to see that, just follow this link
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2 comments:

Kr. Eliane said...

ficou maravilhoso !!
belĂ­ssimo trabalho...
:0)))
http://elianeapkroker.blogspot.com.br/

Kimberly said...

I love this idea! They are beautiful! I have a lamp I am going to try this on! On a side note, We bought a house years ago and it had a chandelier hanging in the dinning room. We changed it out for a ceiling fan/w light. I took off all of the crystals, put hooks on them and hung them from our Christmas tree. They look beautiful with the lights reflecting off of them!