Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My repurposed ugly lamp!!!

Stopped at Goodwill on the way home and picked up a few more vintage items that screamed out for me...along with some thread and floss to stitch with. If you go, keep your eyes peeled for those cross stitch kits people buy and never use! They have tons of colors of floss and not scads of it! Very cool finds today!
But this lamp was most fun.
$3.99...CAN YOU BEAT IT???
First picture taken at 4:10 pm

Got out the scissors and cut the lamp shade off and kept the skeleton. The paper peels off the top, just have to be careful!
Second Picture taken at 4:17 pm

I hung all my embellies using the curtain clips from target. This was a twenty minute project!
Third picture taken at 4:30 pm.

The last photo was taken with the lamp/clip them up on my scrapping table!
Now mind you, I kept the finial on top loose and it spins! I am in the middle of clipping up about 20 more sets of sticker letters. I am using colored paper clips for all of them. Otherwise the curtain clips would become costly. This cost me 3.99 as I had the clips and paper clips.

What an inexpensive way to use something that was so hidious as it was all by it's lonesome! I got this idea from The Girls over at Shop Crop Suey! Then of course, after sharing with my incredibly intelligent All Moments Remembered Girls...I tweaked this sucker out!
Now, I have to go take a shower...I smell like the Goodwill store. For those of you confused...how about a visual. Your grandmothers attic on a hot hot hot day!
Til then!

18 comments:

Drea said...

You ROCK!! Love it!!

Jenn said...

saw your post on SIStv- i'm mrsjvb on there =)

such a cute idea with the lamp!!!

.:sandra:. said...

this is awesome!!
i hv an old lamp i keep askin my mom not to throw away but i never get to actually doing this and you did it so quickly!!
greatness Ü

Casey said...

What a great idea!!! The spinners they sell for that purpose cost a fortune! Yours is green, too! I could totally see me getting out the alcohol inks for that!

angie worthington said...

awesome!!!!...now, i need to find an old lamp to tear apart!!!...i am so stealing this idea!!!...and, you do ROCK!!!....
;)

*kim* said...

followed your link from SIStv...I actually caught that lampshade tutorial earlier this week and am dying to make one! Yours is too cute and those vintage finds are yummy.
Awesome blogginess girl!
kim

kwhitten on sis

Bree said...

U totally rocked this girl.

I'm soo loving this!

I'm was a fan before,

but now I'm you're number 1 fan!

YOU ARE AMAZING!

Elizabeth said...

Very cool lamp!! I love what you did with it!!

Cassie said...

I am SO going to do this. I saw Bree's tutorial and I LOVE it!!!

Heather said...

awesome idea! i love it.

scrappin{jewlz} said...

Wow, so cool!!

Is the lamp heavy? it seems like it would get top-heavy with all those stickers...

Kay said...

Awesome! I like Casey's idea of using the alcohol inks on it. That would be soooo cool!

PattiM said...

Awesome, Jessica.....Love yours...... love the height...not too low to be in the way...

I was trying to figure out a way to add one to my scrapspace and decided to hang a lampshade from my ceiling..... Just have been too busy to do.....

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!

Charleen said...

OK I saw the tutorial and now I have to make one! I just need an old lamp and some clips!

Aimee said...

OMG, what a fabulous idea.... i LOVE IT. thanks for sharing, yours rocks!

Rachel said...

So cool, Jessica!! If I had the space, I would so steal this idea!!

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Veronica said...

OMG! I've so got a lamp I could use in my attic! It was my DH's gm's. What a way to still keep it and actually USE it! Now, where do I get clips and such?! TFS You ROCK!

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