12 Projects of Christmas - Project #6 Shim Shade


12 Projects of Christmas - Project #6 Shim Shade

We painted wood shims with a stylish gradient and applied them to our Petite Fabric Shade!
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Petite Fabric Shade

Standard Plug In Pendant Cord Set

Step 1: Taping and Sanding Wood Shims
A man taping the wood shims to create a shim shade
A man sanding the wood shims to create a shim shade
We taped together the wooden shims so they could be easily sanded down and evenly painted.

Step 2: Painting the Gray Gradient

Man painting the gray gradient on the wooden shims
Man showing painted wooden shims
We decided to go with a Gray Gradient that goes from a charcoal look to a light silver!  When we applied the outer layer of shims facing the opposite direction it produced a textural look!

Step 3: Gluing Shims and Securing Standard Plug In Pendant Cord Set
Man applying glue on the wooden shims
Man creating a Shim Shade
Person putting together a wood structure in a woodworking studio
Man's hands holding electrical cord and parts
Man showing the Shim Shade
A beautiful Shim Shade
Metal ceiling light fixture above wooden bench with throw pillows
After gluing down the two layers of wood shims to our Petite Fabric Shade, all that's left is to secure the Standard Plug In Pendant Cord Set to the shade with the shade ring!  We were pretty happy with how this turned out, but we wish could utilize it on a beach front property!  Send us photos your DIY Holiday projects!
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