So, once upon a time, there was this lamp...
When Daisy was a puppy, she chewed through the cord. While the lamp was ON.
Little bugger was lucky she didn't fry right then and there. Facepalm.
So, last night I fixed it! I had a set of spare lamp guts in a box in the garage - all I had to do was remove the cord from this little lamp and replace it with the cord from the box. Yay!
This is the shade I made for it a million years ago. It makes a really nifty blue glow at night when it's the only lamp on, but I never liked the shape of it: it doesn't balance the base at ALL. Plus the fabric's gotten all pulled out of place over the years, and I REALLY didn't feel like taking it off and re-arranging all the pleats.
This was much better, but it needs work. I have no idea where this thing even came from, it's been bouncing around in my stuff for so long. It was boring. And a bit grubby. So I brushed it clean.
And then I did this! :D My friend Nadia has this gorgeous lamp in her living room, which she decoupaged with some ink drawings on rice paper, and I've wanted to do something like that ever since I first saw it. Hers is covered with Buddhas and lotuses and things, but I wanted mine to be more henna-esque. I sketched out the basic shapes of everything onto the shade very lightly with a pencil, and freehanded the rest with...*drumroll*...a brown dry-erase marker that I swiped from work. (Don't worry, I brought it back this morning! And yes, the marker will probably fade from the light and the heat from the bulb - I think it might just look pretty cool. And if it doesn't, it's not like I can't just re-do the lines with something else).
It lives in my bedroom now. Um...ignore the phone charger. Oops. 0:) It also replaced the standing floor lamp that was by the bedside, so that I can give that a makeover, too, and use it in my living room. Stay tuned. :)