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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: photo negatives lamp(shade) on: August 08, 2009 09:29:05 AM
it was made of some sort of metal, but it was just a few curved metal bars attached to a large metal hoop at the bottom (and theres a small metal hoop at the top that i didnt cover the gap in so heat could escape)

i attached the photo negatives with PVA actually! i stuck the negatives to the poles and eachother, so each square was stuck to something on all four edges.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: photo negatives lamp(shade) on: August 04, 2009 08:18:50 AM
it was made of some sort of metal, but it was just a few curved metal bars attached to a large metal hoop at the bottom (and theres a small metal hoop at the top that i didnt cover the gap in so heat could escape)

i attached the photo negatives with PVA actually! i stuck the negatives to the poles and eachother, so each square was stuck to something on all four edges.

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thanks for all the lovely comments guys Smiley
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: photo negatives lamp(shade) on: August 01, 2009 02:40:55 PM
the bulb is a 40watt...conical-shape (?) bulb (it was already on the lamp, i don't know if it has a real name beyond that or whatever)

it's a clear bulb though, and im considering swapping it for a white bulb so it wont be so bright in the one spot but will diffuse the light more..

as for fading, i have no idea and will have to see, but we've had these for yearrrs and theyv survived, and the bulb doesnt make them hot or anything (yay, no meltage!) because most of the heat escapes through the hole in the top, so im optimistic
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / photo negatives lamp(shade) on: August 01, 2009 02:22:15 PM
says it all in the name really, i made a lampshade by covering an old metal lamp frame in photo negatives.

it actually took longer than it might look, because even though i had long strips, they wouldnt bend into the right curve (due to the nicely awkward curve) so, except with the bottom row, i had to cut them into singles and doubles :/

i think it turned out real nice though! it might be nothing special in the day, but at night i absolutely love seeing the photos glow on the lamp, and cool reflections on the wall.

anyway here are some photos:


BY NIGHT <3



BY DAY



CLOSEUP (NIGHT)
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: reconstructed, reivented? on: August 01, 2009 01:57:05 PM
(sorry for the insaaanely late reply)

i didn't varnish it, i just painted another layer of glue ontop, which made it shiny, but thats bad news if i spill something Tongue

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cupid's Automatic on: April 19, 2009 12:51:38 PM
love the song, love the purse Smiley
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: God Save the Queen (and her suitcase) Photo Extravaganza! on: April 19, 2009 12:50:52 PM
wow, that's pretty damn cool.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: reconstructed, reivented? on: April 19, 2009 12:38:40 PM
haha, dw ideas always appreciated!

yeh I really should, but i don't have the heart to cover the top now that its all made.

ahh well Smiley
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: A garbage can made from garbage. How poetic. on: April 19, 2009 11:39:24 AM
very cool!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / reconstructed, reivented? on: April 19, 2009 11:37:55 AM
So, i found an old wooden bedside table from when i was little (sorry no picture, just use your imagination for this one Smiley )

and when i say old I mean aged, not cool and vintagey.

Well, Being the child i was, it was also pretty battered, deep ingrained scribbles, half peeled off stickers, that sort of thing. Apart from that, the table was still pretty strong and sturdy and i need a bedside table, so I thought I'd 'reconstruct' it.

Obviously, i couldn't settle for a simple paint job, so i thought i'd reivent it as a modern table...
by papier machee-ing it with bits of colourful magazine!

I really like how it turned out, but what do yous think?

(p.s. sorry about picture quality, my camera leaves alot to be desired)








and the top


table in action

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