Watching paint dry

Posted on Sat, 9 Feb 2008 by midcenturyjo

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.

kim. says:

Ok – not OUR credenza, YOUR credenza. That’s funny….a Freudian slip?

julia says:

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

Peggy says:

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

kim. says:

LOL – good one Peggy!

Anonymous says:

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.

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”!

casapinka says:

your tarted up lamps is SEX-AY.

Jennifer says:

This looks fabulous! I LOVE the fabric!

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.

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.

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