Hello! I hope everyone got all the turkey they wanted. I’m going to show you the drum shade I added to the chandy in my dining room. I didn’t want the hassle of un-wiring it to slip it on. After I purchased the drum shade I just left it sitting for a few days on the table, avoiding the work, hoping I’d come up with an idea.
Finally a light bulb went off in my head. First, I had hubby cut the metal braces off the light to about an inch or less. Then I used some jewelry chain with about 4mm or ¼ inch links. You can usually find chain at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, or just look for an old piece of jewelry at a thrift store.
I used four sections of about 9” each. The length would depend on the size of your drum shade and chandelier. I added a jump ring to one end of each chain.
Then slipped the jump rings onto each inch of brackets left on the shade.
Sliding the drum shade up over the chandy, my patient son held the drum shade for me. While I stood on the table (in socks of course), I connected all 4 chains to one jump ring through the chain holding the chandy, using my jewelry pliers.
Then the moment of truth. Will it work, or will I have just ruined a perfectly good drum shade? Success!
Now I have a contemporary look, but the best part is how it looks at night. I have very high ceilings. I mean so high that I can’t get on a ladder and paint, or I would cry like a baby. The drum shade redirects most of the light onto the table beautifully, without losing all the light to the sky above. Even the guys were impressed with the flow of the light (and they usually just humor me.)
I was so happy with the contemporary look, that I painted the bottom 3 inches of my plant stand legs gold for the ‘dipped’ look.
I hope this was helpful. My next few weeks of posts will be all about Christmas!
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