This fall, after a visit to my brother in Cape Cod, we took a leisurely drive home through the back roads, stopping at antique and junk stores and scenic overlooks. At one antique/junk stop, my husband found an old lamp, made from a cracked pitcher and wash basin, pictured below. The lampshade, unfortunately, was stained and decaying. But he figured he could replace the shade, and that it would fit in beautifully with the many vintage pieces in our Adirondack camp.
Someone should have told me how challenging this would be. I mean, I'd gladly make another lampshade, but NOT one with a bell shape and scalloped bottom edge. I went online, solicited advice, and found a tutorial I liked. I dragged my husband to the fabric store (since it is HIS lamp, I wanted his approval). He cleaned up the rust and spray-primed the bare lampshade frame. And many, many, many hours later, after much measuring, pinning, wrapping, sewing by both machine and hand, and gluing trim, the lampshade is complete, and I couldn't be prouder.
And here it is, all newly rewired, and assembled. Isn't it cute?
Isn't it cute?
By the way, a little shout out for wonderful Sobo Fabric Glue that made both putting the trim on the lampshade and decorating the box so easy.
I even covered the bottom, to protect the coffee table!
And look how perfectly all the remotes fit in the box!
What little crafty projects have you been up to this winter?