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Room Therapy: How Should I Use These Lampshades?

Judyh0311 recently wrote to me with her questions about some cute lampshades that she hasn't been able to integrate into her home.

She writes, "I need some help. I have these lampshades that are so adorable and very small. They are clip on for a 25-watt Size B Chandelier lamp. I have purchased several lamps and just can't get it to look like I want. I am looking for any suggestions that maybe one could do with a lampshade besides actually use it on a lamp, though if someone has a lamp idea I would be open for that, too."

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Since the photo Judyh0311 sent me showed four lampshades, I'm going to assume we have four lampshades to work with. My first suggestion is to either find an antique chandelier or a cheaper one (such as this GRIMSÅS chandelier from Ikea, and refurbish it. I like the idea of using some bright paint to transform the look of the fixture. Then you could simply affix the shades to the chandelier, and have a very cool-looking fixture.

For something incredibly simple, you could also use these shades for candle lanterns. I know that these are both "lamp"-related ideas, but I was hoping that some other Casa readers might have some ideas for nonlamp-related projects for these cute shades. What are your suggestions for Judyh0311?

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