There are several things I didn’t like about my dining room light. The bright gold chain and details, the tinted glass panels and the burnt orange glow it cast on everything. I knew I wanted to change it, but because I’m still playing with my options, I didn’t want to spend money. Well, if I know anything, it’s how to make something look good/neat/unique/fun/interesting without spending much dough.
First, I gathered my supplies; spray glue, the glass panels, scissors and various fabrics.
Next I sprayed the glue onto one side of the glass panel and then plopped the glass on a piece of fabric. I experimented a bit and discovered that with thinner fabrics (cotton, polyester blends, lycra or spandex blends) it doesn’t matter if you use the front or the back of fabric, which made things easier for me because I kept forgetting what direction I wanted the glass facing.
After I smoothed out the wrinkles and let the glue dry about 4 minutes, I trimmed the fabric around the sides.
Next I got SUPER high-tech and used a fat nail to punch a hole where the glass hooks to the chandelier.
Once I had finished glueing, cutting and punching, I hung the glass up with the fabric part on the inside and the glass on the outside. I liked the idea of looking through the tinted glass to see the fabric because it gave a similar tint to material that (in some cases) didn’t have anything in common and would typically clash.