Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Again, not a quilt…

but it did involve playing with fabric!  I updated my daughter’s lamp to better reflect her current tastes in colour.  When she was 4 years old, and for several years after, she was all about pink – the cotton candy, bubble gum pink variety.  In the last year or so she has shifted to more vibrant colours.

IMG_4537_r1 Back in the mists of time when this lamp was in my room it had a green base like you see at left, and a plain white shade.  There were twin lamps.  6 years ago one was adorned with green trim and bright buttons for my son’s room, and the other with the requested pink and flowers.

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Yesterday I spent a lot longer than I expected changing the pink to blue.  Son is still happy with the green.

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My daughter chose the fabric.  While I loved it, I was a bit skeptical about how it would look as bias binding wrapped around and around.  I stand corrected.  My daughter “did good”!

5 comments:

  1. Oh, I love it! You really got your money out of those lamps.

    Liri

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  2. How cool;) Redecorating on a budget, and being green!!! Good stuff;)
    Happy Quilting!!

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  3. Very clever, and your kids are learning a valuable lesson about recycling. I like the buttons on the lampshade, too.

    Sandy

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  4. It turned out adorable. Connie204

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