18. juni 2010
I have a strange affection for these old brass lamps. Before I have spray painted them black and that was it. This time I wanted something a little more fresh for my daughters room.
The hunt for lilac, pink and green spray paint began. I think you need to live in Norway for a while to realize how little craft supply is actually available here. So my hunt was very much not a success. Luckily there are still a few small independent stores around that manage to keep their head abow water.
In the one I eventually found there were no modern “punch a code/shake” machines. Just a manual thing that had to be turned by hand and then release one drop of this and two drops of that. Me, the happy customer, left the store with 3 old jars of varnish in my desired colors.
Sadly my daughter “grew up” before this project was finished. So this lamp ended up as a breath of fresh air on the wall of my multipurpose room. (the picture doesnt do the colores justise, its a lot brighter) The only thing missing are shades, but I’m hopeful that the right ones will turn up one beautiful day :)
14. juni 2010
3. juni 2010
2. juni 2010
I have the ugliest shelf known to mankind hanging on my bathroom wall. It’s super practical but as I mentioned, as ugly as a shelf can be. I have been planning to decorate it, some day... So inspired by my “no sew” weekend it thought it would look better if I decorated it with paper. But instead of starting on this shelf I decided to try the technique on an old, untreated pine shelf I’ve had lying around for ages. (There’s not much I like less than untreated pine.) I used paper sheets meant for scrapping that I glued on with gel medium and then put varnish on top.
The shelf in my bathroom is still hanging on my wall, ugly and practical, but at least I’ve now got hope that it, one day…, will be a delight for the eye.