Brighten up a dark or dull room with an overhead pendant lighting custom-crafted from a lampshade. The project takes a little expertise with a glue gun and also the easiest of lamp-wiring abilities, but the result is an inexpensive and ceiling lighting that is one-of-a-kind and satisfying. Make one lamp to the dining room or a row of smaller pendants to line up over a kitchen island.
Cut fabric to fit around a plain drum lampshade with sufficient overlap at top and the base to fold across the rims so that you can glue it. You will overlap the side seam when gluing the fabric when the lighting is switched on however, the doubled cloth will show. So the two ends if at all possible, meet with no overlap Blend the side seam of the cloth to the lampshade precisely.
Hot glue the fabric to the exterior of the lampshade, folding the edges to the inside at bottom and the top and then gluing them. Cut a piece of grosgrain ribbon to glue around each of the bottom and top borders inside the lampshade at the rims, for a finish.
Remove the cord from the lamp kit from unscrewing and yanking the cable out of the canopy — the disc that covers the ceiling wiring and hole. Pull this cord up through the ring of this spider harp until the socket is flush with the harp. The lampshade will now dangle from the lamp fixture.
Re-thread the cord so that the ring will hang in the correct height and trim it. Secure the cable with the other hardware and the nut you eliminated to discharge it.
Before mounting the lamp, Switch off the power at the circuit breaker or fuse box. Enlist an experienced friend that will help you hire an electrician to hook it up safely, or hang and connect the ring. If you are confident you could manage the wiring that is simple, use a voltage checker to ensure that the power is off, then attach the mounting bracket and wires. The lamp kit will include directions. As you hold up the ring and fixture, A buddy on a ladder will do the connecting.
Twist the canopy correct the ring and screw in the correct wattage light bulb. Turn the power back on, flick the switch and revel in your new, bargain, pendant lamp that is decor-specific.