Greetings! I’m back! I spent last week visiting Alison and boy did we have good times! We spent our time talking, eating good food, watching a great deal of Cary Grant movies and working on projects. Incredible!
I am always amazed at other people’s creativity. I have a ridiculously long list of ideas/projects I’ve seen on other blogs that I want to make. Last week was spent crossing a few of those items off my list. Needless to say, we’ve got some great things ready to post. First up is an Anthropology knock-off.
This lamp is $198.00 and that doesn’t even include the shade! What the what?! Even if I bought this lamp I would never be able to enjoy it. Every time I’d look at it I’d feel sick with guilt about the amount of money I spent on it. No good. But I love the idea. I’ve seen a lot of other people make their own versions of this and I have to say, I like all the knock-offs I’ve seen far more than the original. I’ve been collecting dishes from thrift stores for a couple of months now. After getting them all washed up I primed them.
Then Alison and I started trying out different combinations to see what we liked the best. This is much easier when all the dishes are primed, otherwise the ugly colors and weird patterns can throw you off.
I think we have a winner!
Things you will need to make the lamp:
-ceramic tile drill bit (Rigid is the best brand to use, found at Home Depot)
After drilling your dishes, threading the lamp cord through the holes and assembling the light you will have an amazing lamp like one of the following….
I want to make a million of these!
Alison did the cutest thing ever to her lamp! First she spray painted her dish white then cut out this cute little bird from vinyl. Then spray painted it again with a great turquoise blue color.
Then when she peeled the vinyl off….adorably charming!
I affectionately call these Mad Hatter lamps. I like to picture hundreds of them at the Mad Tea party. But I think they’d probably be all wonky and much of the china would be chipped. Still.
I found a porcelain owl that has inspired me to make a halloween lamp. I’ll keep you posted on that one.