Monday, March 21, 2011

Made it Monday: Ghost Lamp

Life in the Fun Lane

After seeing this diy lamp on Life in the Fun Lane (above) I was inspired to create my own version.

It was really fun to make.  I found the above lampshade at Goodwill for $3.  It looked like a corset....where do you put a sexy corset-like black lampshade?

I don't know but I washed my hands after I removed the fabric.  Anyway.

The tutorial on Life in the Fun Lane left the wire frame as-is after removing the fabric.  That is a little too shabby chic for me so I wrapped the wire in navy ribbon.  It created a knobby, twisted affect which I like a lot.

Sean and I couldn't find a pendant kit with a wall plug in any local hardware store.  Ikea sells one for $4 but it is just far enough away to be too far for a quick trip.  We bought all the parts at a hardware store and Sean made the whole thing from scratch.  It's empowering to know that I could make a lamp from scratch...Sean did it but I watched closely. I am not 100% satisfied with the cord being white....but I haven't figured out what I want to do with it.  I will probably get the idea when I figure out where I want to put the lamp.  When I do that I plan to also secure the socket to the lampshade.

Sadly, there is no home for my lamp yet.  I want to hang it!  I initially thought about putting it in B's room but after some thought I don't think it will work.  Nowhere in my house is screaming for it at the moment.  I have an idea forming but I will need one or two more lamps to make it work.  So I am keeping my eye out for complimentary shades.  On the bright side, it was as fun and educational to make as I had hoped.


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