Thursday, 29 March 2012

Pottery Barn and The Lettered Cottage Inspired Light

Hey there, how are you???  I've been busy working on a few projects over the past couple of weeks and I can't wait to show them of over the next little while!  Today, I'd liked to share a quick little update I did to our dining room chandelier. 

I'm a big fan of Kevin and Layla's blog - The Lettered Cottage.  I love their ideas and have been admiring their house for months now.  One of the updates they did was make their own Pottery Barn inspired lamp shade.  Well, I LOVE anything Pottery Barn, so this immediately caught my attention.  We have a similar light fixture in our house and I thought that this would be an easy update to try.

All you need for this project is jute, a glue gun and lamp shade.  It's pretty self explanatory, you glue gun the jute to the bottom of the shade - easy peasy and the results are terrific!  I really like this subtle enhancement to the adds some visual interest, without standing out too was just perfect!!

So here is my creation, I couldn't find the braided jute, but found some jute ribbon from Michaels which worked perfectly. 

And because I just love my old but improved light, here's another shot of the final result in all it's glory!! 

I'll be linking up to these fun parties:
Freestyle Friday - Happy Hour Projects
Whimsy Wednesday - Home Happy Home
Taylor House Thursday - The Taylor House
Not Just a Housewife - Show Me What Ya' Got
Seven Alive - Link it Up Thursday
Serenity Now - Weekend Bloggy Reading
Finding Fabulous - Frugalicious Friday
Ginger Snap Crafts - {wow me} wednesday
A Little Knick Knack - EBTKS Link
A bowl full of lemons - Tuesday Link Party
Simple Home Life - Features and Simply Creations Link Party
Bacon Time in Northern Cali - Anything Goes Linky
The Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday
Delightful Order - Delightfully Inspiring Thursday
House of Hepworths - Hookin' up with HoH
Tatertots and Jello - Weekend Wrap Up
I Heart Nap Time - Sundae Scoop Link Party
Classy Clutter - Saturday Spotlight
The 36th Avenue - Show me Extradordinary Link Party
Reasons to Skip the Housework Link Party


  1. I love this, it looks fantastic, Jenny! :) And I really think Freestyle Friday should be on your party list there, LOL. ;) Hope to see you over at Happy Hour Projects!

    1. I agree!! I've got to update my list:)

      Talk soon!

  2. I've been wanting to update the shades in our dining room as well. This is a great idea! Thanks for linking up at Whimsy Wednesday.