Have you ever bought something with a certain idea in mind only to have that something sit in your basement for three years? Yeah, me too...like all the time. I have such good intentions. Just not good follow through.
O.K. with that confession out of the way, years ago (maybe three) i bought a plain Pottery Barn lamp shade with the intent of covering it. Maybe a bold graphic! Maybe embellished in lace! Maybe gold leaf!...or maybe i'll store it in my basement for three years.
Here's what i ended up with-and of course, there's no before picture!
Imagine a plain white shade
I dug into my stash of sheet music and covered the whole thing using matte mod podge
Using a medium sized cup hook in the ceiling, i hung the lamp ( here's where you stop and send up a prayer that it doesn't fall out of the ceiling and bonk your children in the head- they frown upon that)
Perfect over the piano! Now i can see what i'm playing and have no more excuses for all the mistakes ("No, it's the bad lighting, really!")
Have a great day!