Remember the pleated shade on the blue lamp? (below)
Here is what it looks like now:
Don't you love it? I made it from strips of old sheet music. It is going to look fantastic and help tie in the musical theme at the studio.
Here is what I did:
First, I stripped the shade. I removed the trim and the pleated fabric from the shade. The only thing left was the plastic form. This was easy to do since the shade was old and crusty.
Next, I used a vintage music book my mom gave me and cut the pages into 2" strips using my paper cutter.
Then, I folded the strips in half lengthwise.
Using hot glue, I attached the strips to the shade by applying glue to the back of the strips and stacking them one on top of the other around the shade. The key to applying them in this way was to place the strip vertically so it was straight on the shade. Because of the shape of the shade, that meant the top portion overlapped more of the previous strip on the top and created a wider pleat at the bottom.
After I applied all of the strips around the shade, I glued 1/2" double fold binding to cover the top and bottom edges of the shade. The fold of the binding matched up with the edges of the shade and helped cover the edges of the music pages.
Here is what it looks like at night. It lets off a pretty, amber glow.
Easier Than I Thought!
Cost: A lot of hot glue sticks
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