I made this the other day using a 50 cent shade from a yard sale, old electric cord, light fixture (don't know where I got it or why I had it -- but glad I found it), and slats from an old bi-fold door.
This hangs near my small tv so I see it all the time and am satisfied with it -- almost. I am "thinking" about painting a brown band on the top and bottom edges to emulate the sample on the inspiration lamp. What do you think?
Also, the shade does not let a lot of light through -- most of the light comes out the top and bottom. If I do it again I will try to find a shade with more transparency.
The first pic is the inspiration from a big box store.
Thanks for your kind words. I think paint sticks would work great since they have the curved handle tops. So would the blinds.
Here's a shelf I made over using the same slats. The shelf was a quarter at a yard sale and had a short back. I added a larger back to it and "tiled" the top with slats painted white and then I painted the bottom slats with craft paints and covered them with a silver glaze I got at a yard sale in FL for $1.00.
And, I still have a ton of slats to use -- somewhere, somehow.
I love the slats on the shelf esp the way you painted them. that is adorable and the lamp is also very nice. I wouldn't paint the bands as on the inspiration pic they look like they are rigid and under the slat things.