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WordPress photo challenge: repurpose.


TAKE TWO LAMPS.

 

The WordPress Photo Challenge https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/repurpose/ this week asks us to think about repurpose.

So, the stars of my post are these two lamps. wp_20170128_18_48_07_pro

They began life as two rather plain, dusty pink bedside lamps. They did their job, but with no frills or bows.

Sadly, they were so boring I have no before pictures to show you.

Using wrapping paper and photocopies of some of my artwork I set about covering the shades (decoupage). Finally, I sealed them with a specialist glue, which also acts as a hard-wearing varnish. I save up pieces of ribbon and three pieces became bows for one of the shades. There was a hairline crack to the base of the other lamp and this section was decorated to match the shade. They don’t have to be perfect… a bit like me!

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These two lamps have now got new personalities and my inner child got to play  for a few hours!

I look forward to seeing all the other posts using this prompt.( Click on the above link.)

Thanks for dropping by.

Dorne. x

 

Author:

Many moons ago, I started to write. But, as life twisted and turned the only thing I got to write was letters, in my job. Things changed, I left my job and returned to the writing. I have loads of ideas and very little time to do them in.( Sound familiar?) I write, because I need to. When I am unable to write I walk in the shadow of madness. Some folk would argue that I'm there already. As well as writing, I read, paint, garden, knit and have just started making candles. I am owned by a retired greyhound called Daisy. My previous greyhound(Misty) was the inspiration to get writing again. Daisy is keeping that inspiration alive. Thanks for reading. Dorne x

6 thoughts on “WordPress photo challenge: repurpose.

    1. Thanks. I had fun doing them. I have decoupaged drawers and units as well. In fact if I can upcycle something it gives me more pleasure than buying from new.
      I may be doing more posts about decoupage on my ‘My Inner Child’ blog, in future.
      Great to meet you and thanks for stopping by. x

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