Well, I found my first use for the gorgeous wallpaper samples I received from Farrow and Ball! Enter plain jane yet totally functional (and affordable!) Arstid. I just couldn’t bring myself to pay almost $200 for the plug-in swing arm wall lamps I had been eying. Ikea to the rescue! There are some things that Ikea can just not be beat on (come on, $30 for a pair of wall lights, light bulb included!?) and their lighting selection is one of them. I lived with the lights for a bit just to get a feel if they fit our needs (and they did!) I picked out the lattice wallpaper from my samples. Per Farrow and Ball, lattice is brassy and elegant, brave and modestly chic. Sounds like the perfect choice! A close up up this ho hum lampshade. I care for white lamp shades very much it’s just that this accordion cover had me wincing. First, I got to deconstructing the lamp shade. Then I made a template of the lamp shade using some advertisements (no way I’m making a mistake on such beautiful paper!). After cutting out the shape, I simply used double sided tape to adhere the wallpaper to my lampshade. I think I’ll probably recover these with cloth somewhere down the line so I wanted a less permanent decorating solution for the time being. I saved the original ribbon from the lampshades and painted them grey. They too got attached to the lampshades a la double sided tape. I used white duct tape to hide the chord. So many things to love about having white walls! And lastly, I repositioned the lamps above our bed. After snapping a few photos, I realized they looked better balanced above our bed compared to the side.
Do you think the new position over the bed works better? Have you used any interesting materials to cover a lamp shade?