Thursday, May 03, 2012

Altered lamp

Hello!
The week is flying by fast, and I'll be drawing a winner tomorrow for the giveaway, so if you having already ... you still can  here in Mondays post.
I've been having some fun creating with goodies from the new Crafty Secrets CD "Creating with Vintage Typography" that will be released soon.UPDATE: CD HAS BEEN RELEASE and is available HERE  So many awesome things on this CD.  You're  going to love it.    And check out the really cool bust Sandy made.  here.
I wanted to show you a lamp shade I've been working on.  Click to see it larger, and you'll be able to see the printed Ad paper from the CD that I used.  I just punched circles and layered them, starting from the bottom and working my way up. I tried to attach them towards the top of each row of circles so that the bottoms could sort of curl up.  I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power tape around the base of the shade to get me stared, and then I used Small Dodz to add the other circles. It came together pretty quickly actually.  Adding thread to all the buttons I added for trim, probably took the most time. lol  I always need thread in my buttons... lol   I've tried to go without.. but just cant.  I know .. weird :)


It was a thrift store lamp, so the project was inexpensive.  Since I had never done it before and wasn't sure how it would come together, or if it would turn out, I wasn't going to spend allot of money, but it was much easier than I thought and I think it turned out kind of cute :)

 
CD available now HERE


We have been having thunderstorms the last two night... so little miss Molly has been keeping me up.
She really isn't even sure about wanting to go out in the morning.  And once she's there she sometimes just sits and listens.... like she's afraid she's going to here rumbling in the distance.
I'm hoping for clear skies to night. I need to get some sleep:)


Have a great day!

19 comments:

harrahx2 said...

Oh Vic, beautiful. Thread in buttons....of course, that is why yourprojects always look so perfect. You set a high standard!

Elaine A said...

Vicki -

What an great project! So very different. I love how it looks. And poor little Molly looks so dejected, the poor baby. When my shepherd was little and he would get upset over storms, I used to put a hot water bottle and an old alarm clock that actually ticked in his bed with him. I would wrap everything in something that belonged to me (shirt or blanket), and place it at one end of his bed. The scent of me, the warmth of the bottle and the ticking of the clock seemed to help him calm down a bit.

Elaine Allen

Ellen Jarvis said...

Beautiful lamp, Vicki! I love that you repurposed a thrift store find and it came together so nicely. What a great idea!

I have great empathy for your Molly. My little Bichon, Sadie, it petrified of thunderstorms ... she shakes like a leaf! Also, any odd noise in the distance makes her jump out of her fur. This unfortunately happens more often than thunderstorms -- such as when a neighbor dropped an extension ladder in his garage, or the bulldozer at a nearby construction site clunks their blade down. If we're out walking, she'll literally jump into my arms or drop her tail and go running for the front door. We're leash-walkers around these parts, so this means I get dragged home by all 15 pounds of her exerting enough force to make my heels worthless.

During thunderstorms, we dress Sadie in a "Thunder Shirt" -- a natural way to hug and calm. When Sadie hears a storm in a distance (long before we hear it), she runs to the closet where we keep her shirt and points. She's better than any weatherman, for sure!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
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Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love how the lamp came together-great re-purpose also.
Your poor baby, I had a cat like that and was so sad to watch.
Thanks for sharing sweetie

Cheryl said...

LOVE your altered lamp!! I'm with you - I can't leave buttons plain! LOL

I had a doggie that was petrified of storms, too. She never got over it.

Tracey Ventris said...

Very cute Vikki!!

Nancy said...

I love your lamp shade. I need to re-alter my shade and this may be it. I did mine in brown paper BUT the ugly seams show at night when the light is on. But it looks great during the day...lol!

Mickey's Craft World said...

What a fabulous lamp!! Beautiful in every detail!!

Thanks for giving me some inspiration!!

Hugs,
Mickey

Anonymous said...

Love the lamp! Thanks for some great inspiration and a way to use up some of my stash! Mary Werner

Jane Wetzel said...

OMG Vicki- just adorable- how cool is this idea? :)

Susie said...

Oh my goodness Vicki! How do you come up with so many awesome ideas?
I love this lamp! And the buttons are the perfect finishing touch.

kathy/North Carolina said...

You are so clever! I think this lamp is darling. I always have to thread my buttons, too. Although sometimes I just tie a bow through the button holes. That seems faster somehow. Hope you have a quiet night...

Renee said...

This is so pretty!!! I've never seen anyone attempt this kind of project without a glue gun, this tape must be awesome!! We've had some horrendous t-storms here the last two nights as well!! Good luck on getting sleep tonight!

jan said...

I like the use of buttons on the lamp shade!! Very clever!

linda said...

You have such creative ideas! Love it!

Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the addition of threaded buttons.

julie said...

How pretty is your lamp great job. God bless you and yours 1205love@gmail.com

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Your lamp shade turned out great!! And I couldn't agree with you more - can't have any naked buttons running around : )

Dawn said...

Very clever love this ;0)