Well I did it again. Forgot to take the before picture. I get an idea, and I'm on it before I remember "hey you should blog about this". By then it's too late, it's either torn apart or transformed. When will I learn? Can you teach an old dog new tricks?
I redid a chandelier a couple of months ago and put it up on Etsy, but no buyers. I then hung it above my desk, and decided I don't care if anyone buys it. It works great and brings in the light and the funk. I also realized it's pretty bright for a small area. Sooooooo this is my solution. Shades, "futures' so bright, gotta wear shades". The chandy needed some shades.
So wandering around the Dollar Store (again) and I find these small shades. The fabric on them is great, if I was doing the sweet cottagey thing with a side of grandma. But that's not how I roll. I figured for a dollar what truly have I got to loose? I bought five and brought them home and then torn them apart. I really don't know how they make these things. But I do know how to fake something pretty good.
Pretty simple, I used the plastic thingy to trace onto craft paper I thought would go great with the black and white chandelier.
Re-attaching the fringe and popping them on the chandelier this is how it came out.
If I get tired of them, I can always tear them apart again and add a different style, color, medium, theme. For a dollar it was well worth it. Not sure I'd want to tear up something that cost me a lot of money.