For those of you who follow Stacy over at Not Just a Housewife, you have probably seen her awesome lamp creations, such as this or this.
When I first saw Stacy's tutorial for this particular scrap wood lamp, I immediately knew I wanted the hubby & me to make it for Baby C's nursery.
James and I wanted it to be a little "off" with the design--not all lined up, not all the "pretty" edges showing...unique and different and in the end, it is sort of Dr. Seuss-ish in my mind (which I love!).
Here's some pictures through our process (and check out Stacy's tutorial here).
I bought a plain white lamp shade at Lowe's, and a packet of minky fabric scraps from Etsy in colors coordinating to the bedding in Baby C's room.
We stained all of the wood pieces a dark walnut and began randomly stacking them.
We used wood glue as well as drilling screws in to make it sturdy...well, the hubby did :)
The lamp kit was also purchased at Lowe's, and was inexpensive although we did have to buy a longer cord because the one that came with it was too short for a floor lamp of this height.
Here is the base all finished and in it's home beside my fab green chair :)
We trimmed the minky pieces and alternated colors all the way around. I used hot glue to secure the edges over the top and bottom edges of the shade.
And here it is!
All finished and ready in the nursery. I love the way it turned out!
I hope Baby C will love it too! James and I really loved making this, and the best part is, it can grow with him just by changing out the lamp shade as he gets older.