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Topic: Ugly green geometric lamp to fabulous cheetah/ John Waters lamp!  (Read 1860 times)
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« on: October 16, 2010 03:54:02 PM »

I don't have any before pictures, but this lamp was a hideous shade of green with a blue and green base. I've had it since I was about 10, but I couldn't throw it away because I love the shape of the base, so I recovered the shade and painted the base to match. I also added a little John Waters pin as an homage to my favorite director (and I just thought it was fitting. I used the same fabric used to make this bag: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362182.msg4250778#msg4250778. The fabric was from a dress that got too small, but that I also couldn't part with.

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« Last Edit: October 16, 2010 03:54:27 PM by marissaclay » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010 04:15:09 PM »

You're right the base of that lame is awesome. It looks pretty cool and grats for also recovering the lamp shade. That's something I wouldn't try to tackle.

« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010 04:29:04 PM »

Thanks! And the recovering was actually pretty easy. I just pulled the fabric tight and hot glued it around the top and bottom of the inside of the shade. I'm sure there's a better way to do it, but that works just fine and you really can't tell once you cut the excess fabric off from the inside.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012 09:34:51 PM »

this inspired me to revamp the ugly $4 salvation army lamp i bought last month

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