A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 298,779
Currently Running With Scissors:
410 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: lamp nearly made it to the bilge  (Read 2263 times)
Tags for this thread: lamp , nautical  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
blupaisan
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crayyyyyyzeeeeeee about cats!!!
Offline Offline

Posts: 4064
Joined: 25-Jun-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: July 05, 2010 09:07:49 AM »

Here is what my final product looks like -



And here is what I originally picked up at Goodwill -


 
First I ripped the dingy silk covering off the shade...


then put nautical rope on to the lamp base.  (no in-process photo for that, as I needed six hands to do it.   I didn't have six hands, so i used my feet and knees. Wink )

Then I measured and painted these six panels.

The whale may be my fave, but the anchor is always a real love of mine.



 I chose M63 to put on the bouy 'cause M is my initial and 63 is my year.

 The flag also represents the letter M.


and glued 'em all on, a rather Hellish process...

then added rope to the panel divisions.

In general, I think my $1.29 purchase went quite a long way... Cheesy  Ahoy!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

It were lightnin'...
Atellix
Offline Offline

Posts: 463
Joined: 08-May-2008

I'm not obsessed. I'm excessively enthusiastic.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010 09:32:13 AM »

I think this is totally awesome. I work at a marina, and this is a better lamp than the different ones we sell in the store! Awesome job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
blupaisan
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crayyyyyyzeeeeeee about cats!!!
Offline Offline

Posts: 4064
Joined: 25-Jun-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010 09:56:37 AM »

I think this is totally awesome. I work at a marina, and this is a better lamp than the different ones we sell in the store! Awesome job!
wow, thanks!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

It were lightnin'...
Kyrakat
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010 11:46:07 AM »

I love love love the nautical look of this lamp! The rope on the base is such a cool idea!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My blog - http://whereartart.blogspot.com/
Personal Swaps = open
Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2929
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010 12:12:53 PM »

An absolutely fantastic recon. This really rocks. I love it.  Thanks for sharing the process.  Just awesome and rocks.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
hgddm
Offline Offline

Posts: 4096
Joined: 20-Jan-2010

What a piece of work is man!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010 12:28:50 PM »

very cool! What material are the lampshade panels made of?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

blupaisan
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crayyyyyyzeeeeeee about cats!!!
Offline Offline

Posts: 4064
Joined: 25-Jun-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010 01:42:57 PM »

very cool! What material are the lampshade panels made of?
they are water color paper.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

It were lightnin'...
gannon
Those who say it can't be done shouldn't interrupt the person doing it.
Offline Offline

Posts: 520
Joined: 12-Jun-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010 02:23:41 PM »

WOW!  Love the rope idea--I have a base that is badly tarnished and that would work better than paint.  May I ask how you attached the new panels to the shade frame?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

If you can read this, thank a teacher! 

Visit my blog :  http://clayplaycafe.blogspot.com
blupaisan
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crayyyyyyzeeeeeee about cats!!!
Offline Offline

Posts: 4064
Joined: 25-Jun-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2010 02:39:29 PM »

i used mod podge glue and held each panel firmly in place with clothespins for a full eight hours while they dried. I put bits of cardboard between the pins and the panels so they would not get terribly squished. My first try did not work - I was too impatient.  Although the glue was dry, the panel popped off.  So instead of 2, I went to 8 hours of drying.  that did it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

It were lightnin'...
MissMalaprop
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2010 03:40:36 PM »

What a fun revamp! I love the nautical theme and I think you did a great job with it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Recycle Wrapping Paper into a Fan
How to Make a Pom Pom Desk Topper
How to Make a Paper Lantern
How to Make a Craft Flying Bird
How to Make Your Own Valentine Cards
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Bacon Pecan Pie
Amazing Altered Puzzles
Meatless Monday: Cottage Cheese Mousse

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.