Confession: We’ve been living without a light fixture cover in our basement for quite a long time. This is what it looks like now:
I like that there are four bulbs – it gives off a lot of light, which is perfect for the basement. Here’s my issue – I can’t find a shade, fixture or anything to put over the current fitting or swap out for a new one. Literally – I can’t find anything that I like that would fit the short ceiling space. So I’m tempted to DIY one….
I’m thinking I can build a rectangle frame out of 1×2’s and either cover it with fabric or do a fun jute/twine look. Maybe something like this:
Or maybe like this
But in a rectangle shape. The issue is finding the “thingy” to attach to the shade that screws into the fixture on the ceiling. Sounds like I’ll be having a little adventure at the local hardware store!
Update: Spent some time in the lighting aisles at the Home Depot – no luck find the “thingy.” Hmmm, back to square one. Maybe I’ll just have to replace the whole thing…
Update Numero Dos: DIY’ed my idea. It’s a flop in my opinion. Even though I made it with a light weight fabric, I feel like it’s too dark. That and it just doesn’t wow me.
Back to square one – wahmp, wahmp.
Ever have a project that was a flop?