i blame the moon. and just like that.
i love love love the lampshade. i was just looking at one yesterday on teh internets.
thank you ! i saw a bunch of really great lamps at an import store a few months back, they were so well constructed, and had great slides, but they were too expensive for me (broke college student). so i bought a bunch of vintage slides at a reuse shop called SCRAP pdx in portland (slides were themed, the periodic table of elements, machu pichu, art history, and my badminton camping trip/) and put one together myself using a mini hole punch, needle nose pliers, and some jewelry fasteners. costs me about 5.00 plus an ikea lamp, as opposed to 100 + dollars 🙂
no effin way! i believe that i have the next idea for my DIY posts…thank you! the one i was looking at yesterday was around $300.
DAMN! thats even more out of my budget. if you dont have time to custom make one, i see some on etsy via google shopping that are reasonable 55 to 90 dollars. but the thing i also like about my version, is that its removable, so i can have white lighting, or movie lighting and i can use it for multiple lamps. planning on making another one soon. definetely post about your progress, and finished project !
how many slides did you need for the project?
hmm, i dont know the exact number but i made a large rectangular sheet, i wanna say 6 slides by 12 slides. it might be less, to go around a tall rectangular shaped lamp, it has to be an even amount width wise to go around all four sides
thanks for the input. i’m a sucker for convenience but i really think i want to make it myself. it makes me feel accomplished and like a special little snowflake…a maker in a world of buyers, if you will.
if you go on ebay, (i prefer to search initially through google shopping), there are lots of people that sell bulk developed slides at a decent price, i think the avereage price is 100 for 1000 slides or something. most of them come in big sets, but there are so many things you could do with them.
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