Friday, January 22, 2010

Project Day: Bits and Bobs Lamp













I found the vintage shade first, it caught my eye immediately upon entering the thrift store. A few tassels missing here and there which added to it's character. For $3 I couldn't say no.
Then I went on the hunt for a base that may suit this style of shade. It cost a little more at $7. The lamp base was a bit tired and scuffed. I didn't wish to repaint it so I decided to try something a little different. And you know how I love to mix colours up!
  • I used a vintage yellow doiley.
  • Using a glue gun I wrapped the doiley around the base and glued it neatly behind. Keep your tension firm.
  • To hide any messy bits at the back I glued a few crochet flowers on - (purchased on etsy).
  • Put the shade back on and the face good side front.
This took 10 minutes to do. Now I just can't decide where on earth to put it!

Have a blast this weekend, I am taking a long weekend. It's Australia Day! Where we celebrate all things Ozzie, like BBQ's and beer, backyard cricket and lamingtons. Kind of like Thanksgiving mixed with Independence Day I guess. Hooray! See you next week.
original oil painting on my wall by the lovely Jennifer Beaudet

62 comments:

  1. That's very cute!
    I need to start doing my staff! I have a box full of bottons, ribbons, fabrics that are waiting for me!

    Good job and stunning pics as always!

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  2. Wow! That doily around the lamp base is so effective - very creative Simone :) Enjoy your Australia Day long weekend x

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  3. This is stunning Simone!!! Just gorgeous.

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  4. Oh that is brilliant Simone! I love it:)- Gorgeous colour shade and what a bargain. Love the yellow doily! What a stunning transformation - yay you:) Enjoy your long weekend - Tina x

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  5. How creative! and you make it sounds so easy. thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh wow, I love it! I never ever would have thought of doing that. Good on you!!!

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  7. OMG Simone - LOVE the lamp!!! Well done you:) Oh, and Happy Australia Day! Doesn't have the same feeling in HK - but I will be thinking of all my friends having our annual BBQ fun day in New Farm Park... wish I was there! xox

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  8. What a clever idea...it turned out gorgeous and I LOVE the shade!

    Love and hugs,
    Karyn

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  9. Hi Simone!

    Have a wonderful Holiday...Enjoy. I love the shade, doiley and base. It works very well together! The cabinet that it sits on is out of this world. I've been looking for one, I will find it when the time is right!

    Have a lovely day!
    Jackie

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  10. oooh very nice. i love crochet, good idea.
    xoxo

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  11. HI Simone
    Fabulous lamp shade ,. I love it... love your handiwork on the base also... Well Jennifer's painting looks right at home there and certainly matches that shade... 2 beautiful ladies!! I'll be joining you for that BBQ xx Julie

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  12. Great Idea! Love the colors! Happy thanksgiving independance day! enjoy lulu

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  13. Lovely creation! I'm working in the morning on Australia Day (yest, I must be crazy)!! But will be finished by lunchtime and ready to party :-)
    Enjoy your long weekend!

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  14. It turned out beautiful! I love the idea of wrapping the base with a doiley

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  15. Yea!--Have a wonderful weekend celebrating.

    Love the lamp.

    Melinda

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  16. Simply adorable..everything about this lamp! Happy long weekend...enjoy all that BBQing and beer!xoxox

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  17. Gorgeous lamp! That is the problem with lamps though, hard to find a place for them during the day that is great at night time too. Nothing beats lamplight though, except maybe candlelight or maybe moonlight...or firelight..yes well lamplight is pretty special! Thanks for sharing.
    Kiss Noises Linda

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  18. that is so cute i can hardly see straight.

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  19. Great project Simone! I have just taken a few moments to catch up on your beautiful blog. Congrats on creating something special and I hope that this year is fantastic for you. Alyssa x

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  20. It looks lovely, Simone. I love the shade and the yellow doiley is perfect! Happy Australia Day to you. xx

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  21. That shade is so fabulous!!! And your yellow doily is fantastic, unique, and love the texture. I just want to reach through my monitor and touch it! :> Have a wonderful weekend....Happy Australia Day! :>

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  22. Wow I love the shade, I would love to see a picture of it at night all a glow!
    Thanks for sharing

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  23. Wow, that looks cute!very different,very vintage.Have a great long weekend!
    Jas
    x

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  24. From me and my family in northern England as 5 very patriotic aussies- hap hap happy Australia day to you and yours! Have an extra lamington and swim for us!

    Loooove you site.

    Melissa -Miss Sew & So

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  25. AWESOME!!! SO creative!
    I'm working on a lamp right now too- I can't wait til it's done- but I have no idea where I'm going to use it either! :-)

    Layla

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  26. I love your style, that lampshade is gorgeous! You are so creative. Have a wonderful weekend, sounds like so much fun! Happy Australia Day!!! ♥

    xx
    Rachel

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  27. A. Adorable!
    B. I know I've said this before but can I just tell you again how much I love your card catalog?

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  28. Wow! that lamps is AWESOME! Great job.

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  29. I love it! I love your style - so quirky! It looks ace! xxx

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  30. I love how unique this is and so much fun! Great idea.

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  31. This is a fab idea! Happy Australia day please have a lamington for me! xxx

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  32. You are so creative! What a darling lamp, all dressed up in doiley.

    And happy Australia Day!!!

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  33. Very cute! Thanks for sharing! I'll be on the lookout for something similar!

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  34. What you did to the lamp is so clever. My grandmother made tons of those crocheted doilies, she would have loved this idea too. The lamp is so unique and colorful. Have a great weekend.

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  35. Great find's & put together fabulously, I think it's already got a good home Simone, it looks perfect in the top picture.

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  36. I covet that beautiful shade! What a unique idea. The Ponderosa may have to have one of those, I love the glow of little lamps 'round the house.

    Ya'll have a great weekend filled with sweet blessings!!!

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  37. What a cute idea! I have a few doilies that my grandmother made some 30 years ago. Maybe I'll give it a try, thanks! Marcia

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  38. You are so creative, that lamp is awesome! Have a fabulous weekend, lovely Simone! xxoo

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  39. Simone darling I have a base in need of this amazing make over, I am going to try it. My base is white also and I have a gorgeous pink doiley. You shade is to die for, enjoy it and have a wonderful ozzie day.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  40. That is so quirky and cute! I just wish I could recreate the shade! It's a one-of-a-kind!

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  41. Hi Simone! I was admiring how creative you are and what a gorgeous lamp you've made and then I noticed something familiar! Thanks for posting it on here and for the link! They really do look great together. Have a great time celebrating this weekend!-Jennifer:)

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  42. Too cute!
    Looks like a fun way to recycle old treasures.

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  43. That Lamp shade is devine! Lovely Lovely!

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  44. v nice - I like it on the wee timber filing drawers - just looks at home there - best le

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  45. I think I could manage this -how fabulous!! x

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  46. This is just gorgeous Simone, love the yellow base!

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  47. well executed! The doiley just brought it all together.And the lamp shade was such an amazing find!

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  48. WOW Simone....love the doily idea and the shade is fabulous!!
    I hope you enjoyed Australia Day!! xOxO Nerina

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  49. Great project, love the shade!

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  50. What a wonderful find the shade was. Perfect with the base and doily. Great job!

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  51. oh so gorgeous! love the doily you detailed on the lamp. makes me want spring. your blog is so inspiring!

    <3

    http://www.prettytimepiece.org

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  52. What a nice idea.

    Anne
    Famille gerdel

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  53. Wow! Amazing transformation. Love it!

    -Cara @ Live the Home Life

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  54. Happy Australia Day! Enjoy!

    'Love what you did with the lamp and I will be stealing that idea if you don't mind! It's absolutely beautiful, and the colors really compliment the picture you've placed it under. Perfection again!

    All the best to you,
    Eileen

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  55. You make this makeover looks easy to do. You really are talented ;) Beautiful lamp!

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