You all may remember the birdcage light I made for my daughter's nursery. I still really love that light, but just wanted to change things up in her room. I'm basically just swapping the yellow for pink and changing a few things up in there. Since most of the birds on the branches were yellow, they had to go. I still saved the branches in case I want to use the birdcage light for another room in the future.
I removed the sticks so I was left with the cage type shade. If you want to know how I made the shade, check out the original bird cage light post. Then, I grabbed some fishing line and some faceted beads from Hobby Lobby. They are the perfect size for this,
Then, I started stringing them in a chevron pattern. I was originally planning to bead the whole thing, but aint nobody got time for that. It actually took me much longer to bead than I thought, so I'm glad I went with a less ambitious pattern. You could do pretty much any pattern you wanted using any color beads. It would make a fun lamp shade too. I thought about doing a monogram or stars. Like I said, pretty much anything would work.
and now I just have to repaint those stripes. There's a reason I've been putting that off. I've had the paint and tape forever, but painting ceiling stripes is probably one of my least favorite things to do. At least the lines are already in place.
It's hard to capture it in a picture, but when the light is on or the sun hits it there's a pretty sparkle.
I'm hoping to get the ceiling taped today, that's half the battle. Wish me luck!