March 25, 2011

My new lamp

Remember when I was trying to decide what lamp to choose for my bedroom?

I chose one.

I decided I should probably save money and makeover one I already had.

So I stole the lamp from my toddler's room, since we haven't used it once since he was born.  It was a wooden base with a plain white shade that I had attempted to make look like a baseball by drawing in the stitching of a baseball.

It wasn't very cute.  I didn't take a picture.

I chose the rolled rosette lamp from The Idea Room as my inspiration, and got to work.  I think her lampshade was bigger, or maybe my rosettes are.  Anyway, mine looks a little different.

 I cut up one of my husband's old t-shirts from the "donate" pile.  It was a size XL and I used every bit of it except the colored logo.


One thing about having RA, my hands and other joints are weak and get tired easily, so repetitive crafts like this are really hard on my hands and fingers.  I have to do a little at a time.  So, while it only took a few hours, I had to spread it out over a few days.

Finally, I spray painted the base.  I am not a good spray-painter.  I had to sand down the first layer after it dried and try again.  I need a spray paint tutor.  But in the end, it turned out okay.


I love the finished product, even with the bigger rosettes.


I've got to accessorize the nightstand now....

On another note, can you guess what kind of party I'm throwing tomorrow?



Details on Monday :)

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2 comments:

  1. I think it turned out great and I really like how it looks when it's lit up. Arrrghhhh...I'm guessing your party tomorrow isn't Ladybugs?

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  2. This came out really pretty!!! I love it!!!

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