An easy boho decor DIY lighting update (no rewiring required)…
Boho decor is BIG right now. Know what else is big?
And not in a good way? Your boob. No, not the ones staring up at you. The one staring down at you from above. That tit-ilating hunk-o-brassy, so-not-classy, cleavage clinging to your ceiling, friend.
You gotta do something about that. STAT.
Be glad you found me when you did. Because I may just happen to be the internet authority when it comes to boob jobs. Well, boob light jobs. In a minute, I’ll take you on a quick stroll down mammary lane. Errr…memory lane of boob jobs gone by.
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In order to trade in your ceiling ta-ta for this boho-beauty, here’s what you’ll need in the way of supplies…
You’ll need these supplies for your boho decor boob light hack
- basic drum shade (lighter colored shades will throw more light)
- nylon cable ties
- scissors or linesman pliers
- hot glue/hot glue gun
- nylon spring clamps, or heavy-duty clothespins
- boho accent rug with fringe or tassels…check out the fun options
I collected for you to shop below:
And here’s a quick video showing you how this lighting upgrade is done!
Video Tutorial: Boho Lighting Makeover
Easy breezy, right?
Yep! This is an easy solution to a huge eyesore, right? And trust me, I know. Because this isn’t my first boob-wrangling rodeo.
Here’s a quick little visual stroll through our catalog of cleaved ceiling cleavage. Just like the coffee table books at your friendly local plastic surgeon’s office. If you prefer any of these looks, just click on the link or the picture to go to the
tit-TUTorial. Here ya go:
The drum shade. The boob light hack that started it all.
If you already have an old shade, great! If not, here are some places I found them at decent prices:
We call this one the “beachy” boob job ??.
Here are some places you can grab a capiz shade (also, look for them as wind chimes)…
AKA the fun bag “full metal jacket”? I don’t know. Whatever you want to call it, this hack using a hip geometric metal lantern is an upgrade from what was hanging there before.
Here are some sources for this lantern and other similar ones:
The bamboo brassiere. Fun fact: made this baby out of some bamboo placemats I found at a local thrift store.
But I found some really pretty options other places, since my thrift store now has none left for you:
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boob light job #5:
That catches us up to our project du jour. Our boho decor boob light hack.
The quick video above shows you pretty much all there is to know…because there isn’t much. But if you’re more a reader than a watcher, we don’t want to discriminate 🙂
How to make your boho decor boob light hack
1. Cut your rug.
Those are nice moves, but I wasn’t talking about that kind of rug cutting. I meant the kind that involves scissors.
Lay your rug on top of your drum shade. You’ll want to cut your rug so that the fringe or tassels are situated at the bottom of the shade. At the top of the shade, you need about 2″ of material overhang. Cut the rug.
You’ll also likely need to cut the rug the opposite direction as well (lengthwise and widthwise) so you’ll end up with two overlapping sections of rug to cover your shade.
After cutting, you should have two identical sections of cut rug, each one will cover one side of your drum lampshade.
2. Glue and clamp.
With your two pieces of rug cut in the appropriate dimensions, it’s time to plug-in the glue gun. Start around the bottom of the shade, and get your fringed/tasseled side glued into place first.
Clamp intermittently to keep the rug in place while drying.
Next, you’ll glue around the top of the shade. Make sure you are smoothing the rug as you go. Don’t pull the rug too taut, just gently smooth it as you go around the perimeter, folding over that top 2″ of fabric and gluing it to the inside top of the shade.
The hot glue takes just minutes to dry, so as you are moving to glue the top of the shade, simply remove the clamps from the bottom of the shade and position intermittently along the newly glued top of the shade.
Finally, glue the rug from the bottom of the shade to the top. You want to glue the CUT edge of the rug, not the factory edge. You’ll use the two factory edges of your rug sections to overlap the cut edges. With the cut edge glued down, it’s time to glue on the 2nd section of the rug.
Simply repeat the process above for the opposite side of the lampshade. Remember to glue the CUT edge of the rug to the shade, then overlap the factory edge and glue down, so that the two factory edges are the ones visible on the outside of the shade.
Glue down the factory seams to the sides of the shade to finish things off.
Your boho decor lampshade is ready to hang!! Who’s ready to banish a boob light? YOU are, my friend!
3. Remove glass shade from your boob light.
Typically, the glass shades are held in place by three (maybe more) small screws around the lip of the fixture. Just unscrew them, and remove that bulbous breast-looking sad excuse of a light fixture.
4. Grab some zip ties.
Count the number of screws you just removed. You’ll need that many zip ties. We’ll be using the zip ties to hang our new boho decor shade. Simply place the nylon tie through both your shade as well as a screw hole in the existing ceiling fixture. Close the tie, but DO NOT tighten the zip tie yet.
Continue around the shade in this manner, loosely securing shade through all screw holes with a zip tie.
Once all your zip ties are placed, level your new shade by tightening zip ties. Do this carefully. If you tighten too much, you’ll have too snip your zip tie(s) and insert a new tie. Not a huge deal, but will take a little more time. Incrementally tighten your ties until the new shade is hanging as desired.
Once you’re happy with the way your new shade is hanging, simply snip the excess nylon from the ends of each zip tie with your scissors or linesman pliers.
And just like that, you’ve successfully put a stop to that strip club on your ceiling. Congratulations.
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