My DIY lamp

My red butterfly lamp

We have one sad square lamp in our bedroom. Husband bought it 8 years ago for me and I can’t throw it out but it’s sad. It’s got mold from condensation and I had a stupid idea to lay it on its side for a different look so a hole burnt through the polypropylene sheets.

So I got some lush Cristina Re red butterfly flocked sheets (not cheap!) and more polypropylene sheets. One night went by and then the next night although we were exhausted from the events of the day I couldn’t stand the look the lamp sitting on the dining table waiting for its new look.

New lamp (old lamp was too yuck to take a photo):

The red butterfly lamp I made for Hannah

Now bubs has a pretty light that is rather dim for her bedroom :) She loves it!

23 April 2007

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11 Comments

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    Anonymous

    26 April 2007

    is this the old lamp with the new look? nice nice. how’s the little toots by the way? is she talking?

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    drey

    26 April 2007

    yeah the old look was too sad to take picture off and i ripped it off a while back because it was just making me depressed :)hannah can say “no” shake head, “yes” shake head, tanx (thanks), byebye or rather bye-ya :Pand she growls when she is telling us off, which we are disciplining her not to.

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    Anonymous

    26 April 2007

    oh that’s so cute, especially your last sentence. she tells you off?

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    casapinka

    27 April 2007

    Always take a before photo – makes the after looks so great. I think this is beautiful. Not quite sure how you did it but I imagine it gives off a very pretty glow.

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    drey

    27 April 2007

    the before photo had an awful burn hole and then mold between the polypropylene sheets. it was only after the lamp was turned on with the pretty sheets that i remember i was going to take photos of the process hahahaahi made this by copying the templates straight off the old shade.sorry guys!

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    Sue-Lyn

    27 April 2007

    Such pretty fabric! So is this fabric, or is this polypropylene? The only context in which I’ve heard of polypropylene is in the fabric of the winter undergarments which I lent you guys (the stripy blue one)!Ooh and doesn’t Hannah say please too? Pilipilipilipili :)

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    Anonymous

    27 April 2007

    Sue lyn, you mean hannah says please pili, pili, pili? oh that’s the cutest thing. you’re like the me in Australia….i miss her. give her a little squeeze from me. -addie

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    drey

    28 April 2007

    sue: they’re flocked paper i.e. velvet on some parts of the paper. so for this one there’s velvet on the dark butterfly bits and the rest is just red paper.addie: no she just says pillipillipilllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii and we think that means please….

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    Sue-Lyn

    28 April 2007

    Addie: Hahaha, you’re irreplaceable! But if you send over a life-sized picture of your face, I could make it into a mask and don it occasionally to jog Hannah’s memory. Either that or confuse her cheeky little head. Will give her a bundle of kisses from you.Audrey: Where DO you find your paper from? It’s so exciting.

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    drey

    28 April 2007

    i find the paper from my paper supply store: Eckersleys :)

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