By Home Decor Contributor Jennifer from Brave New Home.
I really had my heart set on some swing arm pendant lamps for the bedroom but I couldn’t bring myself to pay upwards of 200 bucks for a pair of lights. Ikea to the rescue!
At $15 per lamp (including the bulb—can’t beat that deal!) I knew I could find a way to bring some elegance to lamp shade. I picked out a lattice wallpaper from the samples I had ordered from Farrow and Ball.
I started by removing the existing lamp shade fabric then creating a template out of newspaper before cutting into my wallpaper. I used double sided tape for the whole project. I wanted something less permanent because I think ultimately I’ll end up mod podging some fabric to the shades.
After cutting my wallpaper and taping it to the plastic shade, I painted the ribbon I had saved from the original lamp shade covering. It finished up the edges nicely and added some welcomed contrast.
Before putting the new lamp shades on, I moved the lights above our headboard instead of keeping them on the sides. Not only was the move one of utility but I think it leaves more space to create a soft vignette on the two night stands.
After I had the lamps in place, I used white duct tape to cover the cord (I keep finding reasons why I love our white walls!).