Monday, March 12, 2012

The Lamp

I bought this lamp at my favorite store Park Avenue Thrift for $5.00
I had a wonderful idea in store, but all my thoughts aren't always good thoughts.
 Check out my 5 dollar lamp, the bloopers of it and how I finally brought it back to life!

 Recently in Marshalls,  I saw a collections of lamps that were covered with rope and me being me said
 "I can do that"
 ...or something similar..
West Elm $140

 I bought rope and a bag of clear marbles.

Yes, marbles, :)
When I am in the stores my mind sometimes run wild, and I feel as if I can conquer the world just me and my hot glue gun.

So of course the lamp had to be sprayed

Already looking better!

Then I had this bright idea to add bling to my lamp and make it really chic!

I thought it was cute, but something wasn't right. What I later learned is that the clear marbles were not a very good idea, they were very fragile, I couldn't even turn on the lamp without one falling off.

In the meantime, I got started on the shade and that's where the rope came in.

 I spent hours hot gluing this rope all around the shade until it was completely covered. After so many days and the fail of my chic lamp, I decided to rip the rope off the shade in an attempt to do something else. I didn't think about it....
When I pulled off the rope, because of all the glue I ended up with this furry funky lamp, that I actually love! I love the rugged look of it.

I love how in my errors I actually found something that I love.
So I decided to pull off all the marbles that were left and add this beauty to the living room.

It look great there, until I come up with something else to do, who knows.... Never quite finished.



  1. ok....maybe you could go into people's home & help them unpack & give them decorating tips/ideas! You are creative & you're not afraid to try something "out of the box"! :)

  2. Wow....strictly brilliant!! Girl, you turn that callipillar into a beautiful bufferfly. It amazes me how you can make nothing look like something truly amazing. I love your creative side, Mone. You really inspire me to be more creative. Got me looking at my LAP going......hmmmmmmmmm....LOL.
    I can't wait to see what you are going to do with those marbles. I know it going to be great. Keep up the extraordinary Work, cause it reall matters.

    Oh and another thing. I can see how your heart felt during this creative process cause it shows in the finished product.


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