I revamped a lamp!

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I bought this lamp at a garage sale for $10 because I felt bad for it. Two yards, eight zippers, sixteen glue sticks, some paint, detailing, a new light kit, and lots of love later…. and it is a brand new bangin piece of lighting, that stands over four feet tall !!!!!

 

I started by taking it apart and stripping that awful orange paint that plagued the whole thing.

Then, I painted it glossy black and detailed gold into the ornate parts on the base.

Once that was done, I started to tackle the shade which in itself was huge undertaking. I started by tracing the outline of the panels and patterning out the pieces. Then I started gluing and sewing them in place around the shade and then finished the seams with some edgy looking zippers.

Andy helped too, (he’s a great assistant.) He talked me into starting the project, and also helped me strip some of the paint, rewire, and put it all back together.

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WE MADE A BAT BOX ON HALLOWEEN!

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Here’s the snazzy custom Bat Box we made on Halloween !!! Bat conservation is something I am really passionate about – if you or anyone you know would like a bat box for your home or garden, I can send you the plans to build one,  or we can build you a custom one for somewhere around $50 dollars (part of the profits would go directly to Bat Conservation International!). DID YOU KNOW bats can eat thousands of bugs and pests every hour?! They are a huge part of our environment, and along with bees, are constantly facing dwindling populations because of humans and disease. DO SOMETHING !!!!!