Published on July 22nd, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Jara Lamp Shade Over Hanging Ceiling Light


Materials: Jara Shade, Hacksaw, Gold Spray Paint

Description: We had an existing chandelier in our dining room that was ugly, so we stripped it down to the bulbs (removed the frame and some hanging glass).
Not wanting to deal with doing electrical work covering it up was the best – and cheapest – solution.

The Jara was the only shade that would fit over the existing chandelier. Here’s what we did:

1) Taped the edges of the lamp shade
2) Spray painted the inside gold (comes white)
3) Used hacksaw to saw off the top of the lampshade frame so it could be slid over the chandelier.
4) Voila!

~ Meghan, Lakebay, WA

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Jules IKEAHacker

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6 Responses to Jara Lamp Shade Over Hanging Ceiling Light

  1. Anonymous says:

    If you sawed off the top of the frame, how does the lampshade stay on?

  2. Meghan says:

    @Anonymous – the existing chandelier had a frame, like spokes on a bicycle wheel, so the frame is resting on them. It just happens to be about the right size. Good question! –Meghan

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