|Go drink a bottle of yourself!|
I decided to turn a lamp into a supermodel today and give it a little facelift. This was a multi-stop process because it all started while skyping with Ali Pitt last night. While skyping, I was cleaning out my closet. This led me to Goodwill this morning. While browsing Goodwill, I found a poor little lamp in need of a makeover. I felt like Stacy London on What Not to Wear. It was my mission to help this lamp!
Lucky for me the "Ucreate" project this month is Lamp Makeovers. Now, I had two reasons to put off packing my apartment:
1. Help a poor defenseless and abandoned lamp
2. Participate in Ucreate's online project! If you know me.. you know I love to participate.
Here are some great links that feature lamp makeovers:
|That lamp looks chilly.|
Meet my $9.00 ivy leaf lamp:
|She's a beaut!|
What do ya know? I ran into a road block. For some reason, I am not physically able to "roll" my lamp shade and cut out fabric. I attempted this several times and got extremely frustrated. I gave up for awhile and made something else.
Stay with me.. my brain is all over the place. I've been in love with "Style Tiles" from Pottery Barn after seeing them in a friend's home. Although, I can't stomach spending $400 right now to have them in my apartment. Considering my funds are low.... I decided to create my own!
Back to my lamp.
I ditched the orignal lampshade that came with my lamp. Instead, I used a "drum" lampshade that was hanging out on another lamp. I viciously ripped the drum lampshade from its home and started covering it with fabric.
|shame on you shade, SHAME!|
|Would Mary McDonald approve?|
Until then, lamps beware! I've got a lot of fabric and I'm not afraid to use it.