Thanks to The Stories of A to Z blog, I found the perfect solution to my unattractive shade problem on my kitchen chandelier.
Be sure and check her out, she has some great ideas.
I am super excited about the project, I just love it! I have been looking for the perfect shades for my kitchen chandelier for some time, I have tried no shades, plain shades, toile shades, I even purchased the supplies with the idea to make my own. So far, nothing has looked right in my lightly French country decorated kitchen.
Here is what it looks like with no shades. Neither looks bad just there is no personality.
Now to give it some personality the only supply needed is mason jars. I had pint jars aplenty here but the lights on my chandelier were too tall for the pint jars. A quick trip to Wal-mart for a set of $8.00 quart size mason jars, and I was ready.
Screw the ring onto the mason jar and place on the chandelier, that is it. The weight of the mason jars are heavy enough to hold them in place. Since my husband has been known to hit his head on the chandelier before, I am going to take a spot of hot glue and tack down the rings to the chandelier for safety.
I have six mason jars left over and I have plans for them, I will post later in the week.