I wanted something with a little more pizazz and searched lots of tutorials online but they ALL needed a fan with two lights so you could screw a rod/finale into the fan to attach your shade too. Young house love did it a few times. Did you hop over and see what I mean? Yeah, mine couldn’t uh..do that. So I used my thinker.. and thunk some more.
This is what you’ll need.
-Some wire, try to go on the thin side so it’s super bendable and easy to work with while you’re
a hundred feet up in the air 2 feet off the ground on a chair.
-A pretty lamp shade, I purchased mine from Target and I love the pretty burlap looking texture.
Then made sure it was all semi-even and bent the wire a bit so that it would hang on the screws that used to hold in the ugly white spaceship looking globe. That’s the best part of the wire, it’s bendable so it’s totally workable and if it looks crooked, scoot it over a bit, bend some more and you’ll get it right. Trust me.
See how freakin’ easy that was? I KNOW. Imagine all the awesome shades you can put up now! Awesome. It’s not super pretty from below, but no one will be looking right up at it, since the kiddy table is below. If you’re worried about it from below you could also add some fabric to the bottom of the shade with some hot glue and it would be fantastic. It was exactly what the playroom needed.
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.