Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Refashioned Bird Lamp Project

When I came across this vintage lamp while thrifting I was happy because it was just what I'd been looking for.  
I sprayed it with Krylon spray paint in ivory.    I got so involved with the project that unfortunately I didn't take any pictures!  I have to confess that I copied this idea and the bird images from a project I saw online.  But I think its ok to do that if you are making it for yourself and it happens to be just what you want. Right? 











I used my folk art acrylic paints to paint on the branches and leaves and carefully cut out the birds from this picture 
and used ModPodge to stick them on the branches.  I found the lovely birds at graphicsfairy .  She has wonderful images she shares so we can make wonderful projects.    The lamp project was there also.

The lamp didn't have a shade so I took it apart and attached a harp so I could put on a shade from another lamp of mine.  I was so pleased with my new lamp.   It fits perfectly on the table with the birdhouse I have painted....
Beside the end table where they sit is the antique child's high chair I found a few years ago at a garage sale.  I use it for my plant and can you see the little blue birdhouse in it?
In the bedroom I also have bird pictures and the bird pillow I made recently using Citrosol to transfer the image to the fabric.  Abby wandered into the room and made herself at home in the picture....
 ....after she checked out the new lamp. 
I had fun with this project .  I'm really loving birds right now and I can see more bird lamps and cushions in the making.  I hope you have a fun loving day today too.... Judi xoxo

9 comments:

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Great idea to repurpose that lamp and the birds look nice on it. Modgepodge is a wonder. Like all the birdies, Judi.

Theresa said...

Oh what a beautiful lamp dear Judi! I absolutely LOVE it! Abby likes it too:)

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

laurie said...

I love this,, i love your style

Julie said...

What a neat idea...A mixed media project! Awesome, Judi! It turned out so perfectly!!! Love it with your cute birdhouse next to it too!!!

bj said...

O, Judi...this is just beautiful. I am just blown away by your talents.
I love this lamp with the birds...just perfect for your room.
xo bj

Bunny said...

Holy Moly that lamp is gorgeous. I love what you did. I love the bird theme and the vintage card was perfect for your project. Way to go girl.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Judi
The lamp looks gorgeous. You totally transformed it and it looks perfect in your home. Great idea.
Lindsay
x

Janet said...

I really like how you redid your lamp! Such a great idea to paint it and add the graphics. I have a lamp in my daughter's room that needs painting, maybe I should try some of that Krylon paint!
Blessings,
Janet

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is just gorgeous! You are very talented...and I love anything with birds! What a difference this makes! ♥