Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wood Scrap Lamp...we did it!

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.


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  1. That is very unique and clever!

  2. U guys r so freakin awesome. BABY C is gonna be such a cool lil dude!

  3. Really cool! I love the lamp shade too. Thanks for dropping by & leaving a comment on my blog.

    Warmly, Michelle

  4. Ahh!! I love it! Great job!!! I am so glad you made one. How fun :) You just made my day. Make sure to link it up to the "Share your projects" linky too at the top of my blog. Thanks!!!

  5. Cute. Gotta love the minky dot too.

  6. You both did a great job and I love that minky dot lampshade! So cute! Thanks for linking!

  7. How fun! It really does add some whimsy to the nursery and looks great! Thanks for linking up!

  8. Thanks so much for linking this up to Fab Friday. My readers will enjoy seeing it.

    Warmly, Michelle


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