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.
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 !!!!! —
I have some of the best sewing scraps around. Here’s something I whipped up to carry around my tablet – made from various fur scraps, coffin lining, and zippers
My display at Portfolio review!
Laser cut some styrene to test out iris aperatures for the goggles I’m making- so far so good !
the first of many custom coffins that I made. I designed, fabricated, programmed, machined, upholstered, and assembled this with my nimble little fingers and brain power !