One of my “labor days” project this past weekend involved updating a 3 dollar brass lamp I picked up from Goodwill last week.
|$3 Goodwill brass lamp and nasty (with a capital N) shade|
The lamp had a great shape and height, was heavy, and most importantly still worked! It was destined for some glossy white spray paint and a unique lampshade. First stop was the make shift garage paint booth since it decided to rain most of the weekend. (The can of white spray paint was shown a lot of love, let me tell you.)
|Disclaimer: cans of spray paint were harmed in the making...sorry mother earth!|
Once the base went from dirty brass to shiny white, my attention went to the shade. I ripped off the existing the material from the shade base and then looked at it for two days. I’ve been looking for a shade with a great shape to try and recreate this…
|Hemp wrapped lamp shade with scalloped edges|
…but haven’t had much luck, and since this shade came with the lamp I was determined to find something great to do with it. Anyone who knows me understands my love for old books and literary classics and when I came across a paperback version of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” for a few bucks at the thrift store, my brain gears started a-workin’.
I took a circle hole punch to the pages, grabbed my trusty glue gun and here’s what I came up with:
I’m not going to even try and pretend I don’t love this, the hubs even said that this was his favorite thing I’ve done lately (I nabbed a winner, huh?) To think this was only project of many has me boasting a proud design mama sticker and I can’t wait to keep sharing the goods with you.