So happy to share this DIY Drum Shade project with you! I had a great time making it and an even greater time watching My Man put it up….over the ceiling fan base! Yep, over the ceiling fan!
I’ve had a love/hate relationship with our ceiling fans so I HAD to find some way to hang a nice light fixture without taking the whole thing down, just in case we need the fan this summer. So, taking great advice from my mom, we took the blades off and stuck the shade right over the base…piece of cake! Thanks, Mom!
I got the idea for the shade from The Keylor Family blog. Her tutorial is awesome! I always forget to take pics…grrr. I love how hers turned out! I changed a couple things on mine but it looks mostly the same.
- 2 – 23″ Embroidery Loops
- 2 yds Burlap + 2 yds Muslin
- 4 – Plexiglass sheets from Hobby Lobby (i cut mine so the shade is only 12″ tall instead of 16″)
- E6000 Glue
- Glue Sticks – lots!
- Jute to hang
- 4 – Tiny Eye Hooks
If you go to The Keylor Family blog, you’ll see that she put the plexiglass in between the hoops, so smart!..but I decided I didn’t want the bulky bolts and wood blocks showing so I used the inside of the hoops and glued the plexiglass to the hoops using E6000 glue and clamps. It took an hour or so for each side to dry and then it was ready to be covered.
I used burlap lined with muslin because I didn’t want the shade to be see thru. It was easy to glue the fabric on until I got to the bottom opening. It was harder than I expected. As you can see it’s not perfect but who’s going for perfect anyway!? ha!
We took the blades (see them on top the armoire?) and the light globe thingys off to see if the shade would fit without the bulbs touching the fabric….and it fit!! Angels were singing! The shade was hung by spreading the jute strings apart and resting them on the top of the fan motor. It was a bit tricky but we managed…when I say ‘we’ I really mean ‘My Man’. :)
I know I don’t have lots of pics, next project!…but if you want a great tutorial…go see The Keylor Family blog, she did a great job with lots of pictures.
- West Elm Marquis RugÂ 8×10Â – Pricey so I might need to find a cheaper version. My Man works for BYU so the Y’s are just perfect! ;)
- Pottery Barn couchÂ – We have one but our room really needs two…and we have 9 peeps in our family so we need more seating.
- Fabric for curtains….haven’t decided on a specific one yet.
- Drum Shade – CHECK!
Â I like using neutrals for the pricey and big items…accessories are a great way to add color and are way cheaper to change often
I’m linking up withÂ Make the Scene Monday,Â Made by You Mondays,Â Get Your Craft On,Â Monday Funday,Â Creative Spark,Â What We Accomplished Wednesdays,Â Think Tank,Â Transformation ThursdayÂ &Â Inspiration GalleryÂ &Â Fabulously Creative FridayÂ &Â Chic on a Shoestring Decorating. So many great projects on these sites, check’em out!