I went into Mr. G’s garage on the weekend to see what he was up to re: making a lamp from my cast – this is the view (after a couple of days of rain) that greeted me from the garage door. I thought it looked cool!
Mr. G found an old lamp of mine that he decided to rescue. He removed the green pole and was left with a black metal pipe that he trimmed down after removing the wires from the lamp.
Mr. G placed the cast over the rod to see how it looked…..he thought it was looking mighty fine 🙂
He drilled a series of holes along the sides of the cast so that he could lace up the cast with black cord. Good thing he’s a virgo with an infinite amount of patience – i would mostly likely have hot glued it 🙂
A close up of the lacework. Mr. G thought it might be fun if we placed a plastic thumb where the thumb used to go – is it just me or is he getting just as weird as me??? I want to put some hot pink or orange maruba feather boa around the top and base of the cast to finish things off. Mr. G thought this was weird…..HELLO???? We still haven’t decided what to do with the lamp shade…..it’s too mundane don’t you think? I might buy a colourful plastic bowl and have Mr. G drill a hole in the bottom and use that as a shade. There is one of those energy efficient twirly bulbs in it so it might be difficult to have a shade that fits over the bulb.
Now you might think this is too weird for you to do but consider creating a lamp from: a boot or shoe, bottle (drill hole in bottom), basket, vase, stiffened bustier, doll, wooden house etc. The possibilities truly are endless!!!
Now on a totally random note my daughter Jessica was on TV yesterday morning but i missed seeing her on the news so my friend saved the segment and captured some stills for me! Jessica was on TV promoting The Vancouver Film School – back to school segment!
I’m a proud Mommy 🙂