Well, with a new snow storm blowing into town....and my office was closed for the day....I decided to start the day off with a cup of coffee and some blogs. My intention was to finally stop avoiding my art room and get in there and clean it up. I stumbled across a blog Artsy Crafty Babe. She is the most amazing seamstress..makes the cutest purses and can knit like nobody I've ever seen before. I saw a beautiful pottery barn chandelier that she recently purchased. I was instantly in LOVE. I was also instantly inspired to make one on a smaller scale myself. The ideas started swirling and I started hunting down my supplies.
How beautiful is this?! I wanted one...and I wanted it NOW. How lucky that Artsy Crafty Babe has the REAL DEAL....so I did what any thrifty person would do... So what if we are in the middle of a blinding blizzard...I was going to FIND a way!
I remembered I'd bought this last summer..
I gathered up all the clips I could scrounge up from the junk drawer. If it hadn't been snowing I would have rushed out to buy the permanent type clips in the pottery barn picture above. But I had to make do with what I could find. If I were to ever make another....I'd definitely buy the spring loaded clips and glue them to the frame.
I had a very very special bag of vintage ephemera that Beth sent to me last year..."just because".....I've been hoarding this stuff forever...and have not wanted to use it on just any old project....but this one was WORTHY!
I made a pretty good dent in the bag that Beth sent me. I also gathered bits and pieces of things I already had. I also added some chandelier crystals that I bought last summer at a thrift store but had no idea what to do with.
I wired it right to the small white globe hanging in the hall. The globe doesn't get hot enough to be a fire hazard to the papers hanging here. I wanted to remove the whole globe and have the light bulb bare but the papers were too close to the bulb.
I left the inspiration photo from Pottery Barn up on the computer all day...just so my family wouldn't think that cabin fever had finally gone to my brain- and that I REALLY was making something! After an entire day of NO COMMENTS from my 16 year old...just eye brow raising....she finally walked into the hall and yelled "hey! your little lamp thingy is cute" (not that I NEEDED THAT confirmation!)
Check out some other great transformations at The Shabby Chic Cottage!
Tomorrow is another day home...sigh.....using up all my vacation time on this darn snow!