Monday, February 13, 2012

Steampunk My Way

 The vintage finial I bought off eBay arrived toady so I was able to finish up my lamp project - steampunk done my way!  This idea has been rolling around in my head for a while and it turned out exactly the way I visioned it.  Whew!  I know steampunk isn't for everyone but I love the look!  The filament in the bulb looks kind of like a heart doesn't it - perfect for Valtentines' Day tomorrow.
 The lamp base has been sitting on my bedside table for years but the shade I made for it had seen better days.  I knew I wanted to do something completely different and this is a far cry from the batik-covered shade with the purple fringe!
 I don't know how to do wire-wrapping so I winged it with attaching the vegetable steamer "petals" around the bottom.  I soaked the shade frame all weekend in highly concentrated Miracle Grow.  The harp wouldn't co-operate at all so I ended up dabbing on brown StazOn ink to mute the shiny brass.
I said I would show the Paris souvenir scarf from the last post after I washed and ironed it so here you go.  Love the Eiffel Tower!!
Happy to have a project finished and moving on to other things.  The ideas always come faster than the time allows.  This is headed back to the bedroom now.  Sweet dreams!


cathy @ ma vie trouvee said...

I love it - you did a great job with this Kathy! and the Paris scarf - oh la la. Happy V-day to you!

Diane said...

LOVE that lamp!!!

Kathy said...

Wow! Lookee at what you did?! That is fabulous and I LOVE< LOVE< LOVE that bulb! Love the Paris scarf as well. This looks terrific. Happy Valentine's Day Kathy! - Kathy

My Vintage Mending said...

I told you it was going to be good. Good tip with the stazon. The bulb is magic. Never would have guessed it was a veggie steamer. Love it...smiles..Renee

Annette said...

Oh.My.Gosh!!! I love it!!! The light bulb is awesome but so are the steamer petals! It's so much fun to see someone create something that is so different from their usual creations. You did good, Kathy!!