One thing that really makes my day is receiving a gift in the mail.
Carol from Art and Sand sent me these gorgeous hand-crocheted
cotton napkins. She even wrapped them with a cool tag.
Look at the detailed work on these edges...I'm in such awe.
Thank you, Carol. You are generous and wonderful.
Now for a good laugh. This is why some people shouldn't be allowed
near paint and Mod Podge. Those said people should stick with vignettes,
thrifting, and cooking. My intention was to spray-paint a stenciled design onto
a plain, white lampshade. Easy enough, right?
First mistake was using spray stencil adhesive to stick the stencil onto the
lampshade. It made a gluey mess. And because I'm also impatient and don't
take the necessary precautions before starting a project, I didn't protect the area
around the stencil from the spray paint. So I ended up witha sticky, partly
spray-painted lampshade. Not to let that deter me, I thought, "Fine! I'll just
spray paint the entire lampshade then!" Umm, no.
Last ditch effort: bring out the Mod Podge and go to town. I got three sections
done and gave up. I had more Mod Podge on my hands than on the lamp.
I actually don't think this would look too bad if I could finish it somehow.
What would I do with all those raised seams going down the length of the
shade? And the top and bottom trim? Use a glue gun to glue on some ribbon?
A friend of mine stopped by last night and she said perhaps use some of those
large "jewels" to go down the seams...and then use ribbon on the top and
bottom? Another laughable thing about this project...I put the lamp shade
back on the lamp last night and turned it on. With the dark papers covering
the shade, it barely casts any light!
But the most laughable part about all of this? This lamp is on Brian's side
of the bed. He turns on the lamp every night while reading in bed. And
he hasn't even noticed that anything is different - he hasn't said a word to me!
Perhaps if I put it on my head and danced on a table?