I got this quirky owl lamp from Target for super-cheap but never really liked the shade that came with it. Too dark for the neutrals, gold accents and bright colors going on elsewhere in the room.
I always thought a bright yellow shade would suit Mr. Owl, so I picked up this promising one from World Market for $25.
Mr. Owl does not approve.
I actually left it like that and just giggled for a good five minutes.
Mr. Owl is definitely not amused.
Then I tried McGuyver-ing the shade a little higher by using various household items and ended up dropping and shattering the lightbulb.
I finally got the shade to sit a little higher by wrapping a rubber-band around the light bulb socket. So now it looks marginally better. But, I dunno, the shade sits all wobbly now and I think it’s just too big for Mr. Owl’s little frame (the shininess is from the shrink-wrap, the shade is actually a matte fabric).
So I’ll probably return this thing to World Market and keep looking for the perfect new shade (only the best for Mr. Owl) – or maybe I’ll try and recover the original one with some new fabric.
To be continued! …