I don’t know why I love doing lamp projects so much… but I do!Maybe it’s because they are compact, easy pieces to work on. Whatever the reason, when I saw this lamp at my local thrift store, I knew I had to take a crack at an idea that I’ve been wanting to try ever since I saw it on Pinterest.
Twine wrapped bottles in neon + neutral. Image via Remodelista.
I found instructions for it on Remodelista. Pretty cool looking, right? I thought it might be cool to do a similar look on a lamp instead. The only thing is I don’t want to cover the whole lamp with twine. I’m thinking a little over halfway will look good. The thing about that is that I’ll have brown lamp hanging out where I don’t want it. So, for the top I’m going to take a tip from Isabella and Max Rooms.
A DIY lamp project from Isabella and Max Rooms.
I’m going to repaint the lamps with spray paint and high gloss clear coat then go over the bottom two thirds with neon and natural twine. I think. I may do some pretty colors that I have in mind for my room. We’ll see! When I’m done I’ll post pics. Speaking of which…
I got these great lamps as well:
But I’m not sure what to do with them. I think they are entirely lovely but the applique pattern has some slight damage and I’m not in love with the color. Any advice on what to do with this pair of lovelies?
That’s it for me for today! I hope you all have a great weekend and I’ll catch you next time!
I got a comment on a post a few days back that led me to the blog of Jaclyn Rae. Her blog is a mix of musings on faith, life, and art and features some really interesting art and photography to support the post contents. I was blown away by this young lady’s commitment to God, to living life, and to herself… I was inspired to remember that to be oneself is not just OK, but essential to one’s health and peace of mind.
I’m committing myself to being the best me I can be – from the inside out – without being afraid of what people around me might say. To following through on the promises I make myself for a better more peaceful life.
Life is a journey on which we all have to find our way. So, don’t wait for the approval of the crowd… Be you. Now.
p.s. – I wasn’t able to find the tumblr blog referenced in the photo… or I would have posted a link.
Cruising one of my favorite design blogs, Centsational Girl, in the middle of the night (!), I came across this link to The View Along The Way to a tutorial on how to make a version of Jonathan Adler’s swanky bed… DIY!!!
The View Along The Way author, Kelly, and her husband, Andy, pulled out one of those most gorgeous DIYs ever. I’m just saying. And THEN wrote about it with humor and grace. Check it out and give this gal and her husband some props. They deserve it!
Picture above is by Kelly from her blog. There are more detailed photos of the process on her post. Hope you enjoy it!