Apartment Redress :: Lamp Remake :: Part II
Today was so rainy. I actually really liked it. I worked on crochet stuff earlier, and then was a kit making machine for the rest of the morning. The rain was nice but completely foiled my plans for the Lamp Remake today. You see I picked out my spray paint and was going to paint the base this morning. And the it was so cloudy and the light was so bad that I couldn’t work on the shade either or my progress photos would all be junk. I finished off the afternoon looking up ideas for lampshades. Well around 4pm things brightened up a bit. After looking at all these great lampshades, I was more than inspired to start disassembling my shade.
Oh and here is the spray paint I picked up yesterday:
I was thinking that they would be nice, like one on each quarter and then carve some more that aren’t squares to fill in a bit. Here is what some of them look like on the light boxes, which are working as sun catchers right now:
What to do though? Use the table cloth (easy), print my own fabric (more time, possibly end up in a wash, possibly end up super awesome). I think I’ll have to at least try to print my own fabric (do I sense a how to coming on for tomorrow’s post?).
The other think I was thnking about was some pen and ink drawings, botanical illustration style. I think that could be really nice too. Like some seedpods. I think I’m just going to play around a whole lot with fabric tomorrow and see what I come up with. That actually sounds like a lot of fun! I can’t wait to get started on it.
My studio assistant says I should stop being such an over achiever and go with the table cloth. I think my craft cat just doesn’t want me printing because I’ll use up her favorite sunning spot while things are drying.
So I’ll give printing a try tomorrow and hopefully the end result will be a nice little round up of all the things I did wrong and how you should do it right, haha.
Like I mentioned earlier. I was a kit making machine earlier today so once I hit “publish” on this post I’m going to go take pictures of it. I’m hoping to get the photos I take tonight edited by tomorrow and start listing those on Thursday.
I’ll see you all tomorrow! Have a good crafty night!