Monday, 26 September 2011

goob's room - lamp upgrade 2

** this is reposted - as i started using the new view blogger template - and somehow the whole post got deleted - not a happy camper **

here's the second lamp i've made over for goob's room makeover.....

it started life like this.....seen here on my messy creative desk.....

first experimentation phase went like this.....a little turquoise acrylic paint and then sanded.....

here's a shot also with the shade i used from another lamp we had..... really wasn't working for i grabbed some paint that i had used on goob's bookshelf and mirror.....painted the base - then roughly sanded......and it came out like this.....

i also gave the shade two coats of the same paint (it's a textured paper shade) worked out great.....

it's a super rough paint job - you can still see the turquoise paint at the top of the pole - but hey - i was going for that rustic look peoples - that's how i roll!!.....

here's how i made the little heart decorations.....

easy heart decorations
1. take some leftover tin from a croissant breakfast feast
2. cut a section out and smooth out with your finger on the for sharp edges
3. punch a shape in the tin.....or cut out a shape with scissors
4. carefully punch through a small length of wire and bend - then bend the other end of the wire to make a hook (i just hung them from the inside of the shade - easy to remove)

here's a closeup of the hearts.....

and here's some more photos 'cuz i can.....

not too bad - hey???

here's a wide shot to show you where it's now situated in goob's room - on the right in the below photo.....

this week i hope to finally finish the post about the bottom half of goob's gallery wall (yeah - i never got to that - and didn't think anyone would notice - but yes - someone is taking notice and asked - thankyou and sorry!!!!! it's actually nice to know that peoples are paying attention!)

i'll also post on that little turquoise cushion i made for goob's bed - the one in that shot up there.....

plus it's my baby girl's b'day this week - triple j is turning 9. oh how the year's have flown.

and - i'll showcase another blog on blog share thursday - stay tuned for that!

hope you have a great week - thanks for dropping in.
cheryl xox.

p.s. do the size of my photos drive you nuts??? is it hard to download my posts??? just wondering and would love your feedback.

p.p.s. hooking up to these wonderful link parties this week.....
The DIY Show Off

sew many ways


  1. Nice one. Did you know that punching foil is good for your punches?

  2. WOW - so creative and beautiful.. Love it..Hi there, I found ya via blog hop and had to stop in and say hello, LOVE all your creativity and space here.. Excited to get to share in more blog fun reads and inspiration from ya.. I'm officially following ya with smiles.... Hope you can swing in and say hello sometime :)) I'm Marilyn via

  3. Olá!
    Fiquei muito feliz com sua visita.
    Eu conheci seu blog a semana passada e fiquei encantada. Tudo o que eu amo tenho que divulgar.
    Gosto muito de como decorou sua casa. É uma verdadeira inspiração para mim.
    E este abajour é mais um trabalho lindo e super criativo. Adorei os corações!
    Seu quarto ficou mais bonito do que já era:)
    Um beijo e uma ótima segunda-feira

    Fabiana Tardochi

  4. Meh rustic's what it's all about! I can't see the turquoise anyway.

    Another great project but please don't change the photo size. I have no trouble loading and love to see the larger images.

  5. Well, alabaster lamps stand! In the last picture is exactly what I am in search of these days in my blog tour. Your post is very beneficial for my project images.
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  6. Great job! You have a good eye to transform the lamp from what it was before!

  7. Love what you have done! That looks looks great distressed. I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @

  8. Great job! It looks so stylish! LOVE your blog :)

  9. I love the lamp with the blue finish. I'm just a little concerned with the hearts that you made. I'm worried they may touch the bulb and start a fire. Be careful with that.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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(i'm a poet and i didn't know it - ha.......sorry!!)
cheryl xox.

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