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Watching paint dry

It isn't raining! Hooray! I have a chance to finish my credenza. What do you do though while waiting for paint to dry? Lampshade! I bought this fabric from Metremade back in August for another lampshade. It sat all this time in my linen cupboard confronting me everytime I opened the door. Today I measured cut sewed ironed glued and pegged until I had this "new" lampshade for my vintage Italian pottery lamp base (secondhand shop find). I must admit the old one was looking rather ratty. If my credenza is dry by Sunday (and I can drag it into the dining room) I'll take a picture of my tarted up lamp on my tarted up credenza.

Reader Comments (13)

All I can say is wow! It goes so well with that fabulous base. I cannot believe how you and Kim do all sorts of things around the house so easily. Guess I'm all thumbs lol.

9 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpompom

beeeauutiful. love it. looking forward to seeing it on the credenza px

9 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpia

I am so anxious to see our credenza all done and in place so I'll be praying it's dry tomorrow. :) The lamp and shade are fabulous - that is perfect fabric for it.

9 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Ok - not OUR credenza, YOUR credenza. That's funny....a Freudian slip?

9 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

It looks amazing Jo! (Kim, no coffee yet by 7:29??? LOL)

9 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjulia

Jo, you just amaze me. I have a lamp shade for you to work on while Kim is painting my kitchen.

9 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

LOL - good one Peggy!

9 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

I can't wait to see this on the credenza either. Kim you make me laugh, "our credenza". How come you find all these wonderful retro pieces Midcenturyjo? Do you spend all your time looking? I never find anything as cool as that.

9 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks everyone! The credenza is dry and in place but now I'm waiting for the 3M hooks to strengthen. Tried to put up some hooks to hang a large picture over it but they're not screwing in. I think there is brick right behind the drywall. Anyway..... waiting just a little longer to take pictures of it all set up. Kim you make me laugh too. "Our credenza"!

9 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

your tarted up lamps is SEX-AY.

9 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commentercasapinka

This looks fabulous! I LOVE the fabric!

12 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Love your work; I would love a DIY guide to doing my own lampshade; would you be willing to share? I purchased several from Paper Cloud and love them, but making my own designs; fun---if not too too time consuming; love all the warm comments here.

14 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJana Souza

Jana I'll add it to the list. I always forget to photograph as I go. Mind you if you follow my instructions it will be the "bull in a china shop" approach. Half my problem is I try to do it well but get bored and rush it. That's when I discover all my "remedies" for fixing mistakes. Very good at discovering remedies.

14 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

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