Saturday, July 24, 2010

Up-cycled Medusa Lamp


Before. Typical dorm lamp.
I took the shades off and spray painted the lamp white. Then I did a paper-mache type project for the globes. I coated some crochet thread in Elmer's glue and wrapped it around a balloon. When the glue dried, the string was rigid, so I popped the balloons and....globes!

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'd be a little worried about the flammability, though?

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  2. thanks anonymous! actually, i used low-temperature bulbs. they are the energy saver bulbs that don't even warm to the touch. but you are absolutely right, you gotta watch out for that! :)

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  3. I am going to make this today! So perfect!! (Hope all is well Elena...I was one of the student AT's at Mount De Sales and randomly stumbled on your blog). I am jealous of your skills!!! :)

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  4. lena, how'd you get the new globes to stay in there? normally the globes twist in or something, how'd you get it to stay?

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