Such Pretty Faces

A Space to Relate and Create

I’ve told you about my talented friend Shannon before, but I don’t know if I shared with you that Shannon is working as the interior designer of my office renovation. Recently, she she sent me a chandelier that I was honestly QUESTIONING. I should learn to never question Shannon, but I haven’t yet.

Once she told me we were going to add a funky shade, I was all the way in. These raffia wrapped shades add the very best texture to your lamps. Can you believe that you can get this look with an old boring lamp and a $5 roll of raffia?

I don’t know what it is about these shades, but I just Love them. Beyond a little bit of a time suck this is actually extremely easy to do at home. Go find you a lamp to transform, order some raffia ribbon and you’re ready to follow along.

Begin to unroll your ribbon and open it out wide. This is hands down the worst part of the whole project, it’s sort of annoying. I don’t want to mislead you, so just know…. it’s ANNOYING.

Because I am committed to the DIY cause, I have found a hack to make it a little bit easier. Once you open your raffia up, roll it into an oval raffia roll. This will make it easier when you start to wrap.

Don’t let my proclamations of ribbon annoyances deter you, because the annoying part is worth the result. Once you’ve opened up your raffia, tie an anchor knot by tying off the first wrap and then just wrap your heart out. Keep wrapping. Wrap until the cows come home.

It’s almost a grass skirt hula girl look? But really it looks like something you might find at Anthropologie for like….. $700 American Dollars.

I love a good hack that saves us all $694 American Dollars don’t you?

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