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Friday, October 21, 2011

Yup, I Decorated with a Sharpie

I know everyone is trying to design on a dime these days, but when you are living on one income, you really have to make a penny (or ugly lamp) stretch. I kind of hate these combo floor lamps from Wal-Mart.  They look like they belong in my college dorm.  However, we have only 3 windows in this house, no overhead lighting, and no money to buy new lamps, so I have to make them work.

First I tried to pop off the plastic globe on top of the lamp and put on one of my favorite white drum shade.  I didn't take a picture of it because it was just too ugly.

Then I remembered this post where Sherry used sharpie on a cup, and I thought, "Hey, why not?"  I whipped up a stencil using an index card, based on my all time favorite stencil used in the JDC Office (Emily is a creative genius).  I had to adapt the pattern a bit to fit the cylindrical shape of my plastic lamp.


Much to my delight, it worked!  Bonus - I already had a teal sharpie!

 

I am in love.  Or at least, as Ron Swanson would say, "She'll do.  She'll do just fine."

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