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« 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!!
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« 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!
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« 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!!
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« 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!
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« 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.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010 12:28:50 PM »

very cool! What material are the lampshade panels made of?
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« 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.
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« 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?
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« 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.
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« 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!
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