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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sheet music lampshade

Hey everyone.

If you're looking for my sheet music lampshade you have come to the right place. =0)
It's just, I have to start by saying
GO RANGERS!!!
Who would have ever, ever thought at the beginning of the season,
that the Rangers would be going to the World Series?
I used to watch baseball a lot as a kid,
back when Nolan Ryan was in the business of pitching instead of actually owning.
Eddie had to work during game 6,
but me, Haley and the pups
got into the spirit over here in our Rangers gear as best we could.


You might think Cooper is doing a dramatic yawn, but you're wrong.
He is actually cheering on Josh Hamilton.
Kallie is just happy to actually be in a picture. =0)
It was awesome to see the entire stadium packed with fans.
My brother and sister-in-law were actually there!
Lucky ducks!!!!
Here's Justin taking in a little piece of history.
I'm sure it was absolutely amazing!
Spirits are definitely high here in Texas.
=0)
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Well, in equally exciting news around here, I finally finished this lamp. =0)
I wish I had a before, before picture. This is a halfway picture.


I got this lamp from the Salvation Army for four bucks.
The base was a dingy white color.
I spray painted it with black semi-gloss, and called it good for a few months while
I figured out how I wanted to cover the lampshade,
and thought about what look I was going for.
Then, randomly, as most of my projects go, I saw some sheet music

from when I was a perfect young child,
and knew exactly what I could use it for.

It wasn't one of my favorite pieces, and I have lots of other music that I've kept,
so I didn't feel bad about cutting it up and gluing it to my lampshade.
=0)

I cut the sheet music a little larger than the lampshade,
then used Sobo to glue it on.
After the glue was completely dry,
I laid the lampshade down on a cutting board,
and used an X-acto knife to cut off the excess paper for a nice clean line at the top and bottom.



I also used glossy Mod Podge to give it a nice, finished look.
What do you think?

Notice the lamp isn't the only thing that's different.
Know what else is currently undergoing a makeover
in this Office/Craft room?
 
I am finally painting this room too!
Amazing all the things that can be accomplished when you simply
finish all the half-finished projects!
Genius!
=0)
Thanks for reading!



19 comments:

Kara said...

So cute! I love to cover things with paper :) I usually use Mod Podge :) Turned out great! Love the sheet music look!

Jill said...

Great idea with the sheet music! It looks fantastic!
Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit again!

Have a great week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Haverford House said...

This is so cute, what a great idea to use sheet music! ~Marcy

Chic Creations said...

Very cleaver creative idea to use sheet music. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice and easy idea for the shade! I just bought a lamp for my daughter at Goodwill this past weekend that could be the twin of yours! The paper shade was really not in good shape, although I could have done this, but I threw it out as soon as we got back to my house. : ( The lamp we found had a few different colors on the base - pink, yellow and blue. It is now black and I gave her a shade I had bought at the Restoration Hardware outlet over the Summer that turned out too small for my lamp. I do wish I had waited now and read your post first!

Sandra said...

Kute idea! Now I know what I can do with the sheet music I bought at SA.:)

Patti said...

Your lamp turned out wonderful...I like how you finished it off with modpodge - and I imagine it will help to keep it clean!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

I have definitely been inspired by the sheet music projects that I have been seeing around blogland lately. Great project.
GO RANGERS!!!

Cristie said...

The sheet music sheets look so pretty on your lamp. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

Very cute lamp shade!

I hope you can stop by my blog on Sunday for my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to share your project with my followers.

http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-off-sunday-party_24.html

tales from an oc cottage said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cute!

m ^..^

Staci J said...

This is sooo clever!! I love the sheet music idea:0)

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Margitta said...

Great idea! Love it...

Claire said...

Love the lamp-it's amazing what you can do with scrapbook paper!
I'm your newest follower-come over to visit me!

Amie said...

I love this! It would be perfect right next to the piano....ooo I need to go find a lamp to redo!
Amie @ http://kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

I love this project. I'm going to share it with my daughter. She has a music room in her home so it would be great in there. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

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Anonymous said...

This is a perfect craft for my music room! I also have a sheet music table you'd probably like and sheet music picture frames. And to top it off, to not waste perfectly good sheet music that I already have, I've gone online to find some random sheet music (free of charge), printed it and used that. :-)

Anonymous said...

Steph, it's Audra. I just wanted to say that I love your sheet music lamp shade and that Paul is wanting to do the same with candles. He saw them at Pottery Barn and they were around $20...not paying that price! You are so creative!