I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

15 min Lamp redo- Sheer Fabric and Paint

I got this old lamp from some missionary friends that were moving.  It wasn't my style but it was cheap. It had a bronze finish with little gems dangling from the lamp. 
Sorry, I didn't take a before picture.

I painted the base YELLOW!  and I covered the shade with a yard of sheer gray fabric. I just wrapped it around the lamp and pinned it on one end.  I change things up a lot in my home so I didn't want to sew anything on to the shade. 

Thanks to a sweet friend who picked this LOVELY duvet up for me at Target and mailed it!!! We can't find that kind of chicness here without paying major $$$$.  So this got me inspired and I finally decorated our room.  I also got around to hanging the faux capiz chandelier I made a couple of months ago. The tutorial for the faux capiz chandelier is here


  1. Yellow and gray work so well together! And I how simple your room is, but is still eye catching. Great job on both!

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog till Monday. Come by when you have a chance! :)

  2. What a cute lamp! Thanks for sharing at my link party!

  3. Mari, your room looks so beautiful! I love everything about it. I wish you could
    come & give me some ideas for my home.

  4. Thanks ladies I really like it! Sonia, sure anytime :).