Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lamp & terrarium DIY.

I visited my local charity stores and the only item I came home with was a lamp for which I paid a measly $3. I liked the shabby base but definitely not the shade (it doesn’t match the nursery!).

I’ve never attempted to change a shade before or really even considered it but I have been reading some blog posts which have totally inspired me.

I removed the existing shade, which peeled off rather easily and used that as a guide to cut the new fabric. Craft glue in one hand and shade on the other and I was off. Turned out ok and looks super cute in the nursery.

I also have an old fish bowl which has been sitting waterless and fishless in our bathroom for a few years now. So since we recently cleaned up the back yard, I thought I’d put together a terrarium for the outdoor table. I kept the pebbles in there, a layer of carbon (the ones used to filter a fish tank), soil and then plants. I chose succulents only because they are so easy to grow and needs little TLC. A great little project for those who are green thumb challenged!

What did you do this weekend?


CurlyPops said...

I just found your blog via I Op therefore I am - you must live in the same area as me. There's not many bloggers out this way.

angel wings and hearts said...

i enjoyed reading your blog today esp as i have been struggling with a few things.. i also found it via I op therefore i am. the lamp came up lovely. nice fabric.
- debra

VintageFokus said...

Thanks you for your lovely comments!

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