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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

How to Make a Ruffled Drum Shade

I have to say I kinda lucked up on this idea.Let me start from the beginning.

Last week I told you there was some exciting things going on. One of those things is I got asked to design a space for a bridal show this weekend! I will tell you all the wonderful ideas and show you all the pictures of this soon.

As I was shopping in the dollar store for some inexpensive supplies, I came across a sink mat. I know, what does a sink mat have to do with a drum shade?

I loved the tiny squares and thought it would look great as a ruffled panel for the Bridal Show. So I bought some coffee filters and went to work.

I started to gather the filters as a flower by cupping my fist and with one finger pushing it down.

Then I pushed the bottom into the sink mat squares. I did this to every other one till it was filled.

I started to connect them with wire so I could have my ruffled panel and my mind started thinking of something else.

I made a cylinder shape and wired it together. It looked just like a drum shade. I then just made it to slipcover if you will, the existing shade.  It could become the shade by itself too with some wire.
For just a couple of dollars it transformed into a beautiful drum shade.

Even with the lamp on it was still adorable!


You just never know what you can come up with when you look at something in a different way.

Again thanks to the dollar store for giving me the tools to think outside the box!!!

Now I have to take it apart so I can make my panel. I got a little side tracked and I still have lots to do. What till you see!!!!!

Go ahead and try something different today!


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9 comments:

Carol said...

Sweet!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Awesome Deneen! :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That is so much fun! If you have a chance, come share at our Be Inspired Link Party!

outjunking said...

Well that was sharp. I can't wait to hear all about the show, with pictures of course!
Happy Valentine's Day,
Lisa

Sherry said...

Hi, I found you on the linky blog hop and I'm now a follower. I would love for you to follow back.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Amazing idea. It looks so pretty.

Kimberly said...

Very creative... you can even dye the coffee filters for other colors!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Yes wouldn't it look pretty tea stained? Thanks for the comment!!

momto8 said...

soo girly!! i love it!