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Monday, May 22, 2006

Refining


Take one bought-on-sale-for-5bux ugly lamp. Give the shade a base coat of white.
Or ask your helpful MetalHead boyfriend to do it :)




Then give it a coat of coppery red metallic paint.




Knit or crochet a cover with red hemp string.
Mine is mostly just knit every row,
with a yarn over thrown in once in a while.
I really like the texture, the uneveness and homeliness of the resulting very stretchy knitted fabric.
Stretch it over the dry painted lampshade and sew the side edge.


I then took a few lengths of the twine, added 10 beads to each and tied a knot in each end. Tied them around the post of the lamp thusly:

This was pretty effective. The beads are more see through and shiny in real life.


So one very boring lamp turns into something pretty damn cool. I'm calling her the Betty the Boudoir lamp. :)

Entered it into the whiplash contest cuz it's all about colour this week.Since today was a holiday i actually got a chance to finish and enter! woot ~laurie


whipup

3 Comments:

Anonymous elisabeth augusta said...

I like it!

2:10 AM  
Anonymous manda said...

very cool!

7:21 AM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

Wonderful idea!

7:23 PM  

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