Friday, February 12, 2010

Project Day: Italian Cake Lamp Shade







[this was the project I had planned to share with you last week]
Last Christmas one of my friends gave me a Italian festive cake. You know, the ones in those round cardboard boxes? The box was so pretty I couldn't bear to throw it away. This is what I did with it instead:
  • Remove the underneath and eat the cake (thankful I can type with a mouthful).
  • Using something round as a guide cut a circle out on top of the box.
  • Using an an existing lampshade (you will need one that fits snugly inside the box) , I placed the cake box on the outside of the shade (so it has protection from heat).
  • Put the lamp back together and it is done!
Now it sits in my revamped spare room with a new bedside table ( remember my dilemma?) which is an old ammunition case made into a country/quirky table (Ebay purchase).
Hope you all have a splendid weekend. I am off to Stradbroke Island. I have some pretty things to show you next week. Simone xx

48 comments:

  1. there are not words...oh wait there is one..FANTASTIC..how creative is this..~lulu

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  2. How cute Simone! Very creative! I love it!
    :-) Li

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  3. Simone, it is FANTASTIC!! So clever, I love it!! Have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

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  4. This is so unique! I would love something like this for my studio/office. Hmmmm....maybe I should stop at Cacciatore's tomorrow. They may still have one of their holiday cakes in a gorgeous box.

    Thanks for sharing your idea. Again...lovin' it!
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  5. Fabulous Simone!!!
    As you know I love everything Italian.. so this is troppo bellisima!! ciao ciao xx julie

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  6. HA! how clever - looks great.

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  7. How clever Simone! I just love your eye and imagination!

    Love and hugs,
    Karyn

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  8. so cool, simone! enjoy your vacation!

    xo
    elyse

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  9. that is too freekin cute!
    you are so creative, i love it!

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  10. Very cute and clever! I would never have thought to use a box for a lamp shade. But why not? It's pretty and different, so what better reason do you need?

    Hugs,
    Tamerie

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  11. I love it creative friend! I never would of thought of doing that. xoxoxo

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  12. That's way cool! I looked for it on line here in the states...a little pricey, but maybe for a holiday treat and then I could do something with that snazzy box too! Have a great weekend, Marcia

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  13. WHAT!!!
    That is fabulous!!!!!
    Oh and I know that Italian cake was divine!!!!
    I just can't BELIEVE you made a lampshade from that!!!
    xxooxx

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  14. You are so clever, Simone. Enjoy your weekend, you lucky devil! xx

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  15. Simone, your creative mind is just delightful!

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  16. How cute! You are so clever Simone. Hope you have a lovely weekend at Stradbroke Island x

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  17. Hi Simone
    This looks really cute & unique!
    Jas
    x

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  18. the lamp looks fabulous!! great idea I love it

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  19. Oh it is as pretty as a picture.... love the typing with a mouthful bit! A-M xx

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  20. How pretty! What a nice idea!
    Pandoro Bauli is delicious!
    Federica
    xoxo
    P.s. Don't miss my giveaway!

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  21. what a great idea! thanks for sharing it! have a beautiful weekend:)xx

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  22. That's a great tutorial Simone! I would never have thought to make the empty box into a lamp shade, it looks great.:)

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  23. It looks good! I'd love to go and stay in a guesthouse and find something like this that showed wit and imagination.

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  24. oh it's so funny and lovely!
    have a great weekend! justyna

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  25. Cake lights up my life but yours does literally...love this project :)
    xx

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  26. This is my first visit to your blog. I'm commenting because because, like us, you are addicted to water, the coast, the sea. Photos from areas like yours are what keep me on track through our winter months as I try to be patient for warmer weather and all that it brings. We often spend our Saturday mornings going to yard/garage/estate sales to look and imaginge and sometimes buy! It's now time for a yard sale of our own. Much of our North Fork home is furnished with things inherited from relatives, grandmas etc. and things we've discovered at yard sales. I'll enjoy coming back to visit you now and then!

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  27. My first thoughts were "Oh my, dear no!" But then I saw the finished lamp on that great looking crate next to the brightly colored bedding and thought, "Oh wow! That looks great!" I guess you just have the gift! Good job!

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  28. now that is thinking outside the "cake" box!

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  29. OMG! That is the most creative of all your creations. Especially because you recycled an item that most people would throw. How fabulous Simone!
    -marie

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  30. What a great idea, the box it's amazing!!

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  31. very cute project!!! have a nice weekend!

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  32. Very clever indeed. You are so creative and very inspiring. Looks fantastic!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  33. Simone darling thanks so much for you sweet and caring comments. I treasure our friendship and wanted to wish you a lovely weekend and a love filled Valentine’s Day.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

    P.S. Love the lamp shade my talented friend. You are amazing.

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  34. Groovy! Great way to think outside the "box" :)

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  35. Hey Simone, That is just too clever. Very Pop Art!! Have a lovely weekend, cheers Katherine

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  36. wow! this is interesting! the lamp look still delicious!! haha!
    happy valentines day!

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  37. Simone you're too clever - this is sooo gorgeous and incredibly original! Leigh

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  38. Great idea! Looks so cool! Happy Valentines day x

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  39. What a wonderful idea! It won't overheat or anything will it? So funky! xxx

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