Do-It-Yourself, Lighting

Drum Shades that Dazzle

I am truly inspired by people’s vast creativity and endless craftiness. My mom and I were recently flipping through old Sunset magazines looking for recipes to try (hello fish tacos, yum!) when a DIY project caught my eye.

In my opinion, doing it yourself never goes out of style, and this particular project was to glam up an old drum shade by adding pattern to the inside. I thought it was brilliant, inexpensive and fun. Do I dare try this on my own? In the meantime, it had me dreaming of the perfect drum shade for my kid’s room.

I’ve always liked this oversized Ikat drum shade from Shades of Light. And I just spotted a new design from West Elm—a drum shade with a twist.

Marimekko teamed up with Crate & Barrel for this shade. The floral design is whimsical, but the black-and-white color scheme keep it modern. And the classic navy stripe double pendant from Oilo can go modern or traditional.

The best part about a simple pendant shade is that with some pattern, color or texture, you can really add punch to the room. Just check out the cool Isabella & Max’s DIY Fabric drum shade project here. I also love this quick and easy tutorial from Honey & Fitz on turning a simple flush ceiling light fixture into a more dramatic DIY drum shade fixture.

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    Awesome drum shade tutorial! Love the designs featured here. Sometimes, the ooomph you need in a room just requires a pendant shade with a whimsical design!

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    Cool! Thanks for this tutorial. I love those drum shades from Shades of Light, though, because of those beautiful wooden watchamakalits.

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