This is a few pics of a lamp I started on over a year ago... I put it aside once Lily was born and with the demands of the shop I had no time for it... SO I dug it out and decided it's time had come!
Its quite big about 6ocm across and I found it by a roadside (it's slightly off centre and was a little damaged BUT with a little persuasion came into some sort of shape... I adore that its not perfect)...
the base of the lamp has been an old friend for as long as i have been around.. we had it when I lived with mum and I swiped it for my bedroom and then later when I moved out to go and live with Dave (ahahaha mum wanted to throw it out... see being a pack rat can be good!)
ANNNYYYWWAAAAYYYY..... the panels on the shade are hand sewn in in a fabric I fell in love with .. I got a stunning floral braid and embellished it with some flowers and chandelier crystals I had... I know the shade looks a little small to balance the length of the base BUT I kinda like it this way.. it reminds me of a parasol and that 2 objects that aren't perfect can be fused together to form a great piece.
I'm really pleased with the result... I'm keeping this one due to the fact the base has been in my family for so long.... BUT I ... well *cough cough* hubby found a box full of lamps and lampshades so I will have them up for sale soonish... My little girl is a great helper and loves playing with the trims and flowers... ahahaha she's a girlie girl!
Well I better go and get cracking on more stuff...
Hope you all have a fab Easter