So a few (probably more like 7) months ago my dear friend, Alison, and I made these fabulous mad hatter lamps. And I said I had found an owl that was inspiring me to make a halloween version.
This is said owl.
Isn’t he cute?
Oh how I wish I had taken a before picture of him. (what’s wrong with me?!! grrrrr.)
I picked him up at the thrift store for fifty cents. He was a toothbrush holder (you can sorta see the holes on his head) that obviously came from the 70s. He was a lovely mix of olive green, gold, and dark orange. Bleh. It was clear why he had landed on that weird decoration/junk aisle. But I saw potential in the little guy. Like most things, a quick spray paint job made a world of difference. And now I have a fabulous halloween-esque lamp.
Now if you’re asking yourself, “What is up with Meg and her halloween lamps?” Don’t worry. I’ve been asking myself the same thing. If you’re new here, this is my second, yes second, halloween lamp I’ve made this season.
This is the first one. You can see all the details here.
Obviously I’m crazy about this one too because, well, it’s awesome!
This is the shade I thrifted for a couple bucks.
I stripped all the material off and for awhile thought about just using the skeleton shade.
But instead, I cut strips of fabric, tied the ends together, then wrapped it around the shade.
It’s kinda like a mummy shade.
I love how everything turned out. Love.
And I owe it all to this little tooth brush holder of an owl.
Until next time…
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