Aug 26, 2009

Shine on!

I don't know if I ever posted a picture of the floors that we put in over Father's Day weekend. It's been a busy summer, and I have loved having wood floors with kids going in and out of the house all summer. The plush rug I got for $50! It's a $250 rug. What a steal. I have been working on several projects in this room. I have three done this week, and I'll share one today here with you.
So this floor lamp has been majorly bugging me. For seven years. I love it. It's a great lamp. Bright, right height and shape.....and white. Where's the lamp? Look closely...it blends in with the wall and you hardly notice it. That's just not OK for an artist like me where a white space is room for the imagination. So I did something about it. I monogramed it with my letter stencils. I fused the green fabric to fusing, cut it out and then fused it to the lamp shade. A couple rows of grossgrain ribbon later....it still needed a little something. Some fabric flowers, and I am finally satisfied with my lamp shade. Now I really like the lamp. The monogram sillhouette really pops at night too when the lamp is on. I like it because it's not overly bright to where it competes with the painting (and my wedding picture) behind it.



My other lamps were also "fixed". Here is one example: This is remnant upolstry fabric glued to a white lamp shade and made pretty with red bias tape edging (also glued on). I was out of fabric glue, so I used wood glue. I have done with with fabric before that was extra thick and heavy. It holds better. Just make sure the fabric is a dark color, because the glue has a tendency to bleed through and yellow the fabric. This fabric is dark enough that that doesn't matter.

1 comment:

  1. I love what you did to the lamp. It really does make a difference. Beautiful colors in the room too. When we put hardwood floors in our old house, I LOVED it. There's something so clean and elegant about it.

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