I bought this lamp for ten dollars today at an estate sale in Winthrop Harbor, IL. Kind of an old-fashioned large lamp, with cut glass base and gold-colored metal bits.

It isn't really my style, but I thought it had potential. I took it home, cleaned it up, and covered the gold metal with a cool silver leaf paint that I bought at Michaels the other day for around six dollars.

I don't have just the right shade for it yet, but had an extra shade in my basement (pretty similar to the original, but clean and white, and a little nicer all around).

Just felt like posting the project today, so, here it is!


02/23/2013 09:18

Wow, looks snappy with the silver paint on it. Love it now.


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    My name is Megan McCann. I started Tweedle Fiber Studio several years ago to give myself an outlet for all my fiber arts work. 
    Whatever I think I can do with a paint brush and canvas, I find I can also do with fabric or yarn or bits of wool. And I love the finished work more, because it is touchable and usable and has texture.
    My style is goofy, it always has been. I love geometric shapes, but always with a twist. I love to combine sharp lines with whimsy, boxy shapes with free-form ideas.


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