Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Charlene" Fairy Lamp

Isn't she just the cutest little lamp you've ever seen? This was definitely a recycle project. I had an old lamp base made of metal sitting around for. Don't ask me where it came from, but there it was. I have been moving this darn thing from place to place for over a year. Down to the basement, upstairs to paint it. Never painted it, down the basement again. Oh wait the weather is warm ~ grab it bring it upstairs again, paint it white. Don't like it white. Paint it pink. Don't know if the pink is going to work. I'll think about it later. Once again it goes back down the basement waiting for something magical to happen to it. Nothing does. Everytime I look at it, it's still there undone!

I thought to myself last week this has been going on long enough. I opened the closet door in my studio and there were 4 pretty lamp shades. I grabbed one and off I went. After a few minutes searching in my closet full of figurines, I found a little pink fairy figurine who fit perfectly on the base. O.k. now paint the base again (which is now pink) to cream color to match the lampshade.

A really pretty lampshade needs to be created to bring this lovely to life. I grabbed up the prettiest vintage lace I could find, pretty pastel pink and blue seam binding, Forget-me-nots, and vintage millinery flowers. Working with magic I whipped up the lamp shade. DH wired the lamp base and all that was left to do was place the Pink Fairy on her spot. Voila, done! I love her.

I think I will call her "Charlene". What do you think of her?


Marilyn said...

Hi Cathy!!
I just love lamps which is evident with all the many lamps I have both in use & in storage! This one you made is absolutely beautiful!! You do amazing work......
Haven't put up the tree yet. We are thinking of not putting up the big tree just the small pink one & the 4' white one.
Hope you have a sucessful sale!!
Merry Christmas!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Cathy, this is DARLING!

Hope your holiday season is magical :)


Suze said...

Your Lamp is Precious! It turned out so sweet. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is truly lovely.

Petit Coterie said...

Hi Cath, I wish you and Mike a very Merry Christmas and the very best to you in the new year!

Love you! Michelle

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, she's adorable!
What a wonderful job. I especially like the pretty frilly shade. Very girly.

Kimberly :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi there,
Thank you for stopping by recently. As I scrolled down your lovely Site here, I realized that you are the one responsible for me buying last year's Romantic Homes, Dec. I have drooled over all the delightful pics from your home many, many times. : )
You'll have to swing back by to see my Whoville Christmas tree...AKA "the beast". : )
Merry Christmas,