Monday, November 7, 2011

I Heart Lamps

I bet you all thought I was slacking lately, that I had put down the hot glue gun and gotten lazy on you.  Nope nope.  Sure haven't.  I have just taken on a few projects that are taking FOREVER.  Well, one of these projects is my new superfantistic lamp!!  I thought this bad boy would take me a few hours and be done.  Oh how wrong I was.  I worked on this freaking thing almost every night for the last month.  To be honest it was kind of relaxing.  You know how knitters can just sit in front of the TV and whip out a scarf or hat or kilt... maybe not a kilt but you get the idea.  For the past month or so I have plopped my butt down in front of the TV after Luci has gone to bed and Rosetted... kind of like knitted only with rosettes.  I have more hot glue burns than a zebra has stripes but the end result was SO worth it!  Plus, I am now fully addicted to about 3 new shows... "Up All Night"... Yes please.

It is just your ordinary goodwill lamp.  I think it cost me like $5 a few years ago. 

I went and got "fabric"... and by fabric I mean I bought white curtains from goodwill for $2 and cut them up to make rosettes.  This process is what took SOOOO long.  Then I stuck that shade right on there, and patted myself on the back for a job well done. 
Look how perdy she is.

I used some solid white curtains and some sheer white curtains to give it a little bit of texture.  (it turns out that hot gluing the sheer fabric is WAY harder.  The glue ran through the material so much faster and my poor thumbs paid the price.)

Hope you all enjoy my new lamp as much as I do :)

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  1. Wow! The lamp looks fantastic! I love it!

  2. This is too cute Traci! I love the different textures, so I think your burns are totally worth it;) See you tomorrow friend!!!!

  3. Traci - LOVE the lamp! good work. be careful with that glue gun,would ya? :)

  4. I'm loving that shade. You did a great job on the Rosettes. Sorry about you poor fingers but it turned out great.

  5. I love this! Wish I knew how you made the rosettes. So pretty.

  6. I can believe it that this took a long time to make. It turned out fabulous!

  7. So charming!! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!