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Topic: From skanky & mouldy to fabulously gothic: poisonflower lamp (IMG OBESE!)  (Read 12152 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2009 12:20:38 PM »

This is really great. And I agree on the strange looks. They just don't have the imagination!!  Cheesy I love this!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2009 02:16:20 PM »

Bleah- gross to start with, but it gorgeous now! People who look at you strangely when you're carting home junk just have no vision.  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2009 03:56:27 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2009 05:32:15 PM »

Ooh, nice! I probably wouldn't have pinched it out of the dumpster, but only because I'd have just bought it!

What's the purpose of the binding around the frame wires?

It's a quick-and-dirty, no-sew way of attaching fabric to a wire shade. You wrap the frame in bias binding, glue it down and then cut out individual pieces of fabric to glue to each face of the frame. My mother-in-law taught me this method years ago and it's quite effective. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2009 06:03:50 PM »

I can see why you coveted this. It's a lovely re con.
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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2009 07:58:18 PM »

Oh, this is really lovely and well done.  I am all about recycling! 
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« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2009 12:11:55 AM »

And you SHOULD be pretty darn happy with it! It is lovely! Great work!
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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2009 12:59:03 AM »

Beautifully done!
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« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2009 04:14:20 AM »

Ooh, nice! I probably wouldn't have pinched it out of the dumpster, but only because I'd have just bought it!

What's the purpose of the binding around the frame wires?

It's a quick-and-dirty, no-sew way of attaching fabric to a wire shade. You wrap the frame in bias binding, glue it down and then cut out individual pieces of fabric to glue to each face of the frame. My mother-in-law taught me this method years ago and it's quite effective. Smiley

So *that's* how that's done! I've always wondered, but never taken one apart for myself.

I'll say it again-that's a GREAT recon!
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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2009 04:55:27 AM »

first crafster comment.

this turned out so well. i would love it in my house. great find and great makeover.
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