Lamp Redress 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.

To my pleasant surprise it came apart super nice and easy:

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Sweet! Done with step one in like 5 minutes! And because of the way the shade is put together, I will just have to recover it instead of remake it! Even better!

Oh and here is the spray paint I picked up yesterday:

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Now I am faced with a huge dillemma, what to recover it with. I could go with a cute woven table cloth I picked up at Goodwill yesterday:

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Or I could try my hand at printing my own fabric on a nice unbleached muslin or a “faux” linen cotton fabric:

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I have these blocks that I carved awhile ago for some light boxes that I made:

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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:

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I’m thinking I’ll need to carve some different shapes because my lamp shade is curved so I can’t make a nice pattern on it by lining up the blocks.

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.

Safety Cat 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.

I listed two more kits today in the Craft Leftovers shop and some new yarns in Green Prairie Fibers, you should go take a look.

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!