Tuesday, November 17, 2015

An AHA moment! Spools used for craft room lamp!

You ever see an item, and all of a sudden, you actually get an idea! It's one of those aha moments! This doesn't happen to me often! I usually the one copying ideas to make them my own. But, I'll have to say, this one is of my own rare originals! 

I saw these two different sized antique-looking spools of twine at Hobby Lobby and it immediagely said LAMP to me! I loved the colors of the twine in the smaller spool. And, the twine, plus the spools brought together the theme in my craft room! I found the lamp kit at Home Depot.

Spools from Hobby Lobby
Spools from Hobby Lobby


Putting the lamp together with the hardware was easier than I thought it would be.

Hardware for lamp used in my craft room.
Hardware for lamp used in my craft room.
I had to find a lamp shade. This is when I started searching on Pinterest again. I found a lamp form to cover at Hobby Lobby. I had never covered a lamp shade. I found a video on youtube.com that showed me how to make a pattern. And, I also pinned many pins about this process as well. 
Pattern for lamp shade.
Pattern for lamp shade.
Once I covered the lamp shade with my accent fabric, I came up with my on accent idea for the rest of it. I found large buttons at Hobby Lobby and covered them with my main fabric pattern. I used Mod Podge to cover the fabric so to glue them to the buttons but to also give it a little shine. I used my twine theme and ran the twine through the buttons. I used a seam ripper to make the holes in the fabric for the twine to run through the button holes.  I made a 'head wrap' for the lamp shade. I just slipped it over the lamp shade. I LOVE my lamp and have received so many compliments! I love the way it brings so many things together in my craft room, that I feel it is a main focal point in my craft room. And, as you see, I use pictures of it for many of my favicons and icons on my blog, facebook page and twitter feed. 

Lamp design for craft room.
Lamp design for craft room.

My focus point in my craft room.
My focus point in my craft room. 
 Happy surfing, pinning and creating!



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