I got the idea to make this lampshade in Winter 2011. Talk about procrastination…
Anyway, I have always being interested in the orange safety net used by Municipal workers alongside the road. I love it so much…was thinking of making a bedspread out of it!
Just joking! On a serious note…the colour immediately warms me up and what better way to warm up a room than with an extra-cool (excuse the pun) hot lampshade:
The nice thing about my DIY art is that it almost always cost nothing or very little money. That is why it is so easy to change after I get bored of it. Check this one I made last year for the girls’ room when we still stayed in Naturena.
Well we moved twice since and I grew tired of it. Time for change:
Old lampshade frame
Safety net (available from hardware store for about R12,00 per meter)
1. Remove old lining and expose wire frame
3. Cut a piece of safety net to cover the frame.
4. Glue it to the frame with a hot-glue gun.
For extra hotness, use a red light-bulb and flick the switch!
Enough hotness to warm up any winter!
Also featured in the June issue of the 4ChangeMag. (not yet updated)