Monday

DIY chevron light

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!


15 comments:

Bethany DeVore said...

OMG! You are amazingly talented! This looks so high-end and gorgeous! Love it!

Bethany DeVore said...

This is just SUCH a neat idea! Love how it turned out. Happy taping...I'm sure you'll need a neck massage later!

Bethany DeVore said...

Looks gorgeous and I love the striped ceiling. But I hear ya. Painted striped ceilings is totally a pain. I did a circus tent once and it was horrible.

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you! I bet the circus tent ceiling looked awesome! I can't imagine how much work that was though, just the thought of it makes me tired :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you! Maybe I can convince my hubby to give me one, I'm sure I'll be needing it! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

You're so sweet. Thank you!

Bethany DeVore said...

Fabulous, girl! And I am with you - I hate painting ceiling ANYTHING.

Bethany DeVore said...

I LOVE your out of the box thinking, Bethany!! Anything with a little bling is always a winner in my book!

Bethany DeVore said...

you just totally rocked my world.

Bethany DeVore said...

That is crazy good.

Bethany DeVore said...

Ooooooh pretty! Good luck with the ceiling. Painting stripes on a wall is a headache so I can't even imagine what it's gotta be like on a ceiling!

Bethany DeVore said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! You know how they say that imitation is the highest form of flattery? Yeah....I'm going to be flattering you as soon as I find a big old drum shade for cheap!

Bethany DeVore said...

WHat a fantastic idea! This is definitely one of my favorite DIYs I've seen in a while. So s pretty!!

Bethany DeVore said...

Umm, that is amazing! What a fantastic idea!!

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