Sunday, October 13, 2013

Before and After: A Project

Several years ago I bought an IKEA floor lamp like this. The shade was paper, and I didn't expect it to last long, but it did. Finally,  a few weeks ago, the shade tore in half. My first thought was to just tape it together with packing tape, but Brian said something about "paper" and I recalled the rolls of paper in my studio.

I found a roll of handmade banana leaf paper, cut it to size, and attached it to the hardware with quick tack white glue. I used clothespins to hold it is overnight, and this morning I placed the new shade on the lamp. Voila!

Quick, easy, and mostly one-handed--custom lamp.

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