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

 

6 Comments on “Wordpress photo challenge: repurpose.

  1. Pingback: Repurpose: Revamp | What's (in) the picture?

  2. I really like this idea, it’s a great way to customize something so it’s really “you” rather than something you just happened to purchase.

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    • 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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