|Newest Lampshade with a neutral hemp-ish looking trim|
First, I found a nice faux-leather trim in black - very masculine (and will be attempting to use that on a different lampshade). And then I found a nice hemp-looking trim with a little more detail (but no beads!) in a couple of nice neutral beige colors. So I think I'll do 2 shades - one with the hemp-look and one with the faux-leather. For now, I have the lampshade with the hempish-looking trim completed.
|Potential bases for the World Globe Bowls|
|The inside of the newly-painted World Globe Bowl|
Not only does paint spray everywhere (which means you have to spend a lot of extra time prepping the bowl to make sure paint isn't able to get to the map-side of the bowl), but the spray paint actually highlighted a lot of the imperfections from when the World Globe was manufactured - plus it caught every mote of dust and stuck it to the surface.
SO lesson learned.... a different method of painting the inside is required. (next time I may try silver or gold-leafing the inside). This project was supposed to be simple - a sort of "use up the left-overs" type of project - ironically, dealing with the World Globe left-overs takes a LOT more time (and effort!) to finish than the original lampshades takes to make! Perhaps I should change my personal motto to: "why do it the easy way, when you can make it so much harder by doing it the Becky way?"... hehehe.
|My first, finished World Globe Bowl|
Overall, I think the bowl turned out really cute (and I just LOVE the base of the bowl - which is a pillar-candle-holder turned upside down!).
Both the lampshade and the bowl will soon be available through our Etsy store (www.recoveredtreasures4u.etsy.com).
I have so many ideas, I can't wait to see how they all turn out. FYI, for those of you hitting my Mardi Gras Masks posts - I think my next post should be about a couple of new masks I made. :)