Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sassy Lamp Makeover and a Mullet Mistreatment...

**Edited to Add** I am linking up with Kimba at ASPTL for DIY Thursday. Go check out all the other awesome DIY projects via this link...
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It is Day 2 leading up the craft room reveal on Thursday, and today I am gonna share my new lamp and window mistreatment.
First off, I want to show you my new window mistreatment. I LOVE it and I hope it makes the Nester proud. I did not sew a stitch on these. I used my glue gun, thumb tacks, and drapery clips. I got the fabric at Hancock's when we were in TN and it was all on clearance. The fabric for my lamp, seat cushion, and curtain was all under $20.
All I did was fold and tack up the leopard print fabric...Then hot glue the pink and striped together. Glued some fringe on, and folded the top before putting it in the clips so that it looks sewn. I nailed my hooks right on the wall because I was too lazy to hang a rod. Lonnie wanted to know "where the other half was" and I told him I intended for it to look a like a mullet!
Now do you see the resemblance? I loved mullets way back when, and I love my mullet curtain now!

Now for the lamp, I wanted to make sure I had plenty of light in my craft room, so I decided I needed a floor lamp that would sit next to my sewing machine and shine directly on what I was working on. Here she is:
Didn't she turn out cute? I LOVE this lamp. In a previous life (I've had this lamp since college)she was known as Plain Jane. Now I like to call her Sassy Sofie because she is the life of the party in her pink paint and green and pink top.

Walker wasn't so sure about giving the lamp a makeover, but when I got out the pink paint he got excited. He said, "Mom I never saw you paint anything pink before."
I think it is safe to say that he now sees this lamp was destined to be pink!
This was so easy to do, and since there is no need to re-invent the wheel, I will spare you another lamp covering tutorial, and send you straight to the instructions that I followed from Ms. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality. Here is the link to her tutorial. She is way better at giving step.by.step. directions than I am.
Well there you have it. What do you think of my Mullet Mistreatment?

17 comments:

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Mandi, that turned out really cute! I'm glad my instructions helped you. What a cute space that is.

Stacie said...

OK, I love reading your posts but if I didn't today's would have been totally worth it just for the pic of that guy's mullet! I am loving all of the girly colors that this room is getting!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

The lamp and curtains are great! The giant blonde mullet. Oh. MY.!!
*Tricia

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Cracking up here! Love the room!

Monica said...

They both look great! The lamp is super cute!

Finding Home said...

I love it! Your craft room is looking soooooo great and girly. Can I come over and craft?? I'm so glad you have this space for yourself. WAy to go girl!!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

First of all...that picture just about made me pee my pants! Seriously funny.

On another note...your craft room is so stinkin cute! I love, love, love the fabrics you chose. Can't wait to see it ALL!

BlueCastle said...

Ah! I love your lamp! And your window treatments, too, but I about died over your mullet picture. :)

Girl with the Curlz said...

O.K. super cute. I do want to steal sassy sofie though. Love the pink and green!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love love love the fabrics you chose! That lamp is indeed very Sassy now. So cute!!
Carrie

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Mandi, that lamp is like a dream come true to me. I love PINK! :) I can't wait to see the rest of your craft room. :) Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

The cutest mullet I ever did see :)

JobandBrittany said...

love the curtains & lamp. and BTW we used the same blog design kit! yours looks great!

michellejohnnie said...

Bring on the mullet!!! Very cute!

Courtney said...

a time when the mullet is okay to show off!!

Sunny said...

Oh my gracious, it's so cute! When I saw the mullet in the description, I couldn't imagine what in the world you were talking about - then I saw the pic and I LOL.

Stopping by from ASPTL. :)

Delightful Dwelling said...

Very pretty. I'm especially loving that lamp, so cute!

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