Friday, February 8, 2013

A Little Black Dress (for my lamps)

I've decided to bring my lamps out of the closet. You might remember from my posts about my basement that I have about 400 a couple of lamps. I have a little obsession with them. I've been through a couple of lamp phases in my life. These phases actually involved a lot more collecting of lamps than fixing of lamps. If you're new here, or very young, you may not understand what I mean about a lamp phase.



A phase is a period of time when a crafter is deeply immersed in a particular endeavor. To the best of my memory I've gone through (and remain in some of) the following phases - embroidery, needlepoint, sewing (clothes), cross stitch, decoupage, painting, lampshade making, mosaic, gardening, furniture painting, pillow making, sewing (curtains, bedding), slipcover making, mirror frames making, soap making, candle making, paper mache, pallet table making, blanket making, and probably a few other things.  I wrote about his once here.



So over the last few weeks I pulled out some lamps from the lamp stash and changed the color.  Then I picked out a couple of naked lampshade forms from the lampshade stash and covered them with some fabric. Fabric that was in - what else? - my fabric stash.



There will be no stories today about how these lovely lampshades got their clothes. They are just glad they didn't have to go out in public naked.



The lamps were a little plain so they picked out some jewelry to wear to the party. Sexxehhh!!!!!



There was a little posing. Don't tell this one his cord is showing. He would be embarrassed. He probably did that because he was mad I didn't get out the tripod to take his picture.



Maybe next time. Someday soon tell you all about how you can dress your lampshades like this all by yourself. Because it's not hard. Maybe then you can join me in a lampshade phase of your own. Update: Tutorial for lampshade on the left is here. Tutorial for the lampshade on the right is here.

Have a great weekend!

Make something wonderful today!

Karen

My dressed up lamps will be partying here this week:

Coastal Charm  
Funky Junk Interiors
Between Naps on the Porch
The Dedicated House
French Country Cottage
I Gotta Create!
Serenity Now
Beneath My Heart 

14 comments:

Speedy Lady (Tresa) said...

I think your lamp is styled perfectly. Very "sexxehhh" indeed! I'm into lamps too. In fact, last night I went upstairs where I store my craft stuff to get some craft stuff and got distracted by a lamp I had forgotten about. Needless to say, I went downstairs with the lamp and without the craft stuff. You are so amusing. Thanks for the laugh today. :)

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

This is so like me, Karen. Somedays I wish I could just get rid of all the extra "phase" materials, but then I start thinking about how the boys will need things in their apartments.
You'd think I must have twenty sons with all this crappola! There is such satisfaction in the refashioning of a lamp! LOL I haven't tried mosaic,soap making or pallet furniture. No room...too many lamps. ;)

stephanie said...

Why in the world would you call that lamp a he. She's clearly a lady.

Bliss said...

How long did it take Mr. Quirky to turn his lamp on?

Bliss

Bliss said...

How long did it take for Mr. Quirky to turn his lamp on?

Bliss

Little Miss Maggie said...

They are beautiful all dressed up in their finery now. Love the black and white theme, and you even accesorized them with jewelry. Nice touch.

Little Miss Maggie said...

They are beautiful all dressed up in their finery now. Love the black and white theme, and you even accesorized them with jewelry. Nice touch.

JJ said...

Beautiful lamps!!! Love the accessory touch!!!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Until I read this post, I completely forgot about my lampshade making phase! Love the newly constructed lamps all dressed up for a night on the town...I mean a night in the bedroom. Oo la la!

~ Liz ~ said...

This is like a lamp and jewelry and fabric phase. You sure know how to work the phases! Fantastic idea!
Liz

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful!!

Hugs,
Deb

Pendra said...

Beautiful... isn't it fun to have stashes!!
Hugs,
Pendra

bonniegetchell said...

I love the black lace! Very cute! Visiting from Serenity Now :)

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
www.revolutionariesblog.com

Jodine McIntyre said...

Gorgeous! I have a cockatoo lamp that I just love: http://www.consumergal.com/i-love-lamp/

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