I get so excited when family gives me something that they think I can up-cycle. It saves me from having to go thrifting, and pushes me to redo things I wouldn’t think of like here.
This one was given to me when my sister in law was moving.
Obviously, it is a Winny the Pooh lamp that the shade has broken off. Easy to fix, just glue the shade back on the interwire thingy. (yes, we are using technical terms today)
While Winny the Pooh is fine. I don’t love it for decor. And to be honest my husband is not a fan. So I changed it.
First I painted the base white and put a tiered burlap ruffle around the shade. No photo because, it was a huge flop! Oh, my was it bad. So, it sat on my desk being sad and depressing me. Until enough was enough and I fixed it.
This time I started with the shade. And surprise, surprise I used yarn. This is the last yarn related post for a little while I promise. These photos are not the greatest, it was overcast the day I was working on it. We are working with what we have people. I wrapped the yarn around and around using my hot glue gun to keep it in place. I LOVE my hot glue gun!
Then I braided some yarn and wrapped it over the top and bottom row of yarn. Please excuse the roll of toilet paper in the background. I have been sick and we ran out of tissues.
Cut it off and glue it on. Trying to make it as neat as possible. Who am I kidding? We are working with yarn and hot glue it is not going to look perfect.
So we are going to need a finishing touch. Enter these cute buttons from Pick Your Plum. They are made from coconut shell. The front is the lighter and the back darker. I used the back for this.
I had a hard time deciding between 4 or 5 buttons. I used straight pins to hold them in place while I decided.(click on the photo to enlarge)
In the end I went with 4. Five just seemed like to much. Hot glue those babies in place and the shade is done.
Now the base, if you are keeping track I said that I painted it white at the beginning of the post. Obviously it is not white. White didn’t go with the yarn. I spray painted it with a metallic sliver paint. You know the ones that are supposed to make things look like brushed nickle. For some reason it didn’t go on very well. When I started sanding off the paint to repaint I really liked the way it looked. So I kept it. It was one of those happy crafting accidents. It still even as some of the shine in places.
Now to put it all together.
It almost looks like a sweater. I LOVE it. This lamp didn’t give off a ton of light to begin with. It gives off about same amount now.
Thanks for hanin’ out.
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