Saturday, March 10, 2012

{...a twine covered lamp & shade}

Twine is one of my favorite scrapbooking embellishments. I love the old fashioned charm that it adds to any project. Brown/white twine from The Twinery was used to cover this five dollar lamp I picked up last fall at Walmart. Five bucks for a lamp? Okay then. :) I use it in my craft room for a bit of extra task lighting.
To cover the lamp base, I began with a dab of glue placed at the top, while winding the twine around the entire lamp -- all the way down to the bottom. I randomly placed small dabs of glue as I went along - not entirely covering the lamp with glue. The process took about 3 hours.
A plain shade just didn't work. I knew I wanted to paint the shade. Using brown, sky blue and white Folk Art paint, I taped off the rows and got to the painting. When dry, my scrapbooking friends, Kelly & Marti suggested I add twine to the shade. Hesitant at first...I decided I liked it once it was done. :)


It's different and looks pretty in my craft room. {I love it.}

I've gotten a jump start on my spring cleaning this year! Last week, I cleared out my craft room to paint the walls, shelving and closet doors. The shelving is lime green and the walls are light turquoise. So springy! It is looking fresh and everything is organized. Love that! We're now waiting for our wood laminate flooring to arrive so that the hubs can remove the old gray carpet in there and replace it with clean flooring. :)
I'm sharing my lamp at Every Creative Endeavor, Tatertots and Jello's week-end wrap up party and at Domestically Speaking's Countdown to Spring. Thanks for stopping by!

hugs, patti


mustangkayla said...

Oh, I just love it Patti! Super cute! The shade is fantastic! And of course the base looks great too!

Mara Campbell said...

This is the coolest lamp ever Patti!! I love how you used the twine!

Katie said...

Oh my! This is fabulous! I never would have thought to use twine for a lamp.

~jan said...

You are one clever chica, my friend! This is just fabulous-SO creative, so fabulous!

Amanda Jones said...

This lamp is so darling! I love that you used twine! I am featuring you today!! Thank you for linking up at Every Creative Endeavor!

mamichelle said...

This is gorgeous!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Hey Patti, you are featured at the Twinery Blog today. Can I say you are famous -- take care miss seeing you and hearing about your ventures.

Jen Carter said...

This is really cool Patti!! Such a fun accessory to the room! Thank you for sharing it!

Tifany said...

This is fabulous!
Saw you featured over on The Twinery's blog and had to come show you some love here as well!

{Twinery Second Year Designer}

Tricia said...

Gorgeous - Well Done you :O)

~ Jo ~ said...

Hi Patti,
This is the cutest lamp I have ever seen!! How cool that you used twine all the way around it! I just bought a $5 lamp myself at walmart about a week ago so that I can have extra lighting in my craft room too LOL so now you have given me some ideas! Thank you!

I am also joining your blog... =)
Please check mine out as well, i'm new to blogs and just started.



Have a great day!

Monika Wright said...

Thanks for sharing your amazing project with The Twinery Flickr group...adored seeing it on the blog!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So very cool. And 3 hours of wrapping twine? You are certainly dedicated! And have proven yourself the queen of twine love!



Andrea said...

WOW!! Did that take you forever!? I LOVE it!!! OH and thank you SO much for that sweet lil note you left me about my house numbers!! It was SO easy to whip up, and it is nice that I wont have to worry about anyone finding me :}
Come back and see me again soon!!!

Kelly C said...

I love this! You have way more patience than me, I would have given up quickly. :) It turned out so cute though!

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