Lamp Redemption!

Sometimes when I’ve had a craft misstep like the one I related in my last post, I like to take some time to refresh my memory with a walk down Craft Win Lane.  To that end, I bring you this horror show:

What?  What IS that thing (besides a crime against humanity)?  It’s a fake marble ceramic lamp, of course!  And if you’re wondering why the shape of it gives you have a sudden hankering for a PB&J and a juice box, see if this jogs your memory:

When I first saw this lamp, I had a murky idea that I might open up a can of polymer clay whoop-ass on it.  I wasn’t sure how my idea would play out, but I brought it home anyway and introduced it to the other occupants of my craft room, a.k.a. Craft Purgatory.  I allowed it to marinate for a few months, and then it was ripe for redoing.  I decided not to devise a polymer clay treatment and instead took a healthy helping of spray paint, a lampshade, a dash of spray adhesive and fabric, and look what happened!






And craft balance is restored.  Thanks for stopping by!

16 thoughts on “Lamp Redemption!”

  1. Love the lamp, but I can’t help but wonder why anyone thought it would be a good idea to produce that monstrosity in its original form…

    1. I second that emotion! Very much like the ceramic llama, I can’t help but wonder what kind of brownies they were serving at the meeting where the “faux marble/stacking rings lamp” was approved for manufacturing!

  2. More and more I am fascinated and amazed at what a little spray paint can do. And it definitely did it for this puppy! But the shade really makes the look! Beautiful choice!

  3. I love the “lamp redemption”! Can you give me any specific information on the fabric you used on the shade? Thank you!

  4. I love this!!!! what a hell-ugly lamp to start with and now look at it! Oozing fabulousness 🙂

  5. Found you on Better After – LOVE the lamp! I’m kinda going crazy over that fabric – can you share some info on it? It’d go PERFECT in my nursery! Thanks 🙂

  6. Thank you so much, everybody! The fabric I used is called “Bryant Park” from a company called Exclusively Quilters. I can’t find this pattern on their website, but I think retailers may still be selling it. I bought mine at Quiltique in Henderson, Nevada.

  7. I.Love.This.Blog. I am a new follower (sent over by Better After) and this lamp is awesome! Kudos to you! And I also have to say that you chose my new fave color blue. Love it! 🙂

  8. Just saw your lamp redo on “Better After”. All I can say is WOW! What a makeover! You have some vision, girlfriend! I am your newest follower. 🙂

    1. Hi, Natalie:

      I think it was Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch spray paint and the color is Aqua. I finished this project a while ago so I’m not 100% sure, but I have an almost-empty can of it in my stash, so…. 🙂 I hope I’m not lying to you!

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