Sweet friends, are you enjoying your first week of Spring? They are predicting almost summer temperatures here for the weekend and we have plans….. Can’t wait.
But of course it ain’t weekend yet. Just an ordinary Wednesday evening here. But not quite as ordinary as last weeks Wednesday because in the nick of time I finished a project and got it photographed before the light was all gone (hooray for daylight savings!!).
You see I have a little extra light in my life….
I finally started a project that started ohh…. perhaps two years ago?
I found a ghastly iron table lamp in the thriftstore way back when, and spray painted it wait almost immediately. The shade that came with it, was a no hoper, so it stood in my basement for a year, white but useless.
Then last year around this time, I found the perfect naked shade at a Flea Market.
And so for the last twelve months this has been my extra sewing light:
I actually contemplated leaving it like that, and tried to convince myself that it looked cool, but in the end even I didn’t believe it.
And then inspiration hit me, brought on by a little Gitter Done! spirit (and remember last weeks Gitter Done! party is going to be this weekend!). So I gathered my lace and my ribbons and started playing.
This picture was taken just before the playing started. It become a big hot mess soon after.
But that’s okay, because I think the outcome is beautiful.
All off those ribbons and laces and trims work so well together and the light shines through it like magic.
It wasn’t hard at all, just a bit labor intensive. The bottom rows are simply wrapped around the frame a couple of times. To make sure they stay put I wrapped the lace around every other shade ‘pole’. When the frame started to become really curved that didn’t work so well anymore so the upper 2/3 is hand sewed on.
I think it looks a bit like a really fancy Moulin Rouge corset. Don’t you agree it definitely has a bit of a naughty French touch? Like a Mademoiselle wearing here finest lace with an extra bit of pompoms swaying from her hips?
Well I don’t know if this project would make any man’s heart beat faster (as I am sure the Mademoiselle would), but this little lamp certainly has wooed me.
And I know it isn’t really true, bus since all of the materials for this project where bought eons ago (and all at thrift store and flea market prices anyway) it feels as if it was a free project.
Yeah, me likey like a bit of lace and fringe…..
You likey too? Let’s hear it girls, hit that comment button and talk to me, I am listening…..