Thursday, March 11, 2010

There is a method... the madness. Okay, so after I played musical furniture with every smallish table in our house in an effort to make a certain vanity fit in our bedroom (see post below), I called it quits. But hey, it's all good. Spare table, spare chair, spare mirror =vanity (far left).
I had long admired this little crystal lamp that resided on a shelf, forgotten, in my grandmother's sewing room. Then one day, out of the blue, she gave it to me (minus a shade.) Turns out, it was probably forgotten for a reason... it didn't work, but hey, once again, it's all good. A little rewiring, reworking of a lampshade I already had on hand and now I have a lamp I love.
This lampshade is the easiest project ever. I simply tied lengths of vintage seam binding to the frame of an old shade. Granted, I know this look probably isn't for everyone, but I think it's good pairing an ultra fancy base with a deconstructed top... the funny thing is, of all the projects I've done, this one has gotten the most positive feedback from my DH.
"Wow, that's pretty cool. It really ties in with the colors..."he said. ( A comment offered freely with no cajoling from me.)
Yeah, it's almost like someone planned it that way or something. If you notice, even the cat matches. Sorry, only orange tabbys need apply here... not that we're accepting applications at the moment.

1 comment:

amanda said...

wow. that was a pretty crafty solution to your problem. fits in well with the room too.