Astrological Shade Tutorial & Contest

Our powder room is one of those rooms that just keeps getting put on the back burner. We haven’t even figured out a sink and faucet for it yet, though I do have a couple of light fixtures. In fact one of them is today’s project, a cheap and (relatively) easy astrological shade!

I was invited to participate in a lampshade makeover challenge with I had this brilliant plan in my head to make a shade for the naked pendant in my powder room. I didn’t want to just drill random holes in it, I wanted to add in a subtle touch of sentiment. So I used our astrological signs! If you look closely you’ll see a Leo, a Scorpio and a Capricorn in there.

Oh, and the best part? It’s super cheap! My dad had an extra roll of 10″ flashing lying around, but you can pick up a small roll for about $8 or less. I used a drill press to make my holes, but if you don’t have one you can use a regular drill or an old fashioned hammer and nails πŸ˜‰ Here’s how I did it:


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  1. Wow! Such a great idea! I think this would look really cute in a nursery that you can dim. I love stars and constellations and might have to have my husband do this when we put the nursery together. πŸ™‚

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