After a considerable blogging hiatus and and amazing summer vacation with my munchkins I'm refreshed, recharged and excited to share all of the projects we've been working on over the summer starting with our Kelly Wearstler inspired lamps!
I have loved Kelly Wearstler's "Linden" lamp forever and I even pondered which organ I could live without and sell to afford just one of them. But, at the end of the day I needed two oversized lamps for our living room and these were sadly well over budget ...
I couldn't get these lamps out of my mind and thought I might be able to create a similar (in no way as amazing as the original but ok for my home) look for less. After a quick and extremely lucky trip to our Orillia Habitat for Humanity Restore I found a pair over oversized lamps with brass bases that I thought could work. At just $12 each it was worth the risk!
Step 1: Lightly sand the lamp sides until completely smooth and unable to feel any raised pattern
Step 2: Completely clean sides (soap & water) and brass base (using Barkeeper's Friend)
While these lamps will never be as amazing as the Kelly Wearstler originals, they were an inexpensive and easy weekend project and most importantly, my daughter Lily and I were able to use our glue guns together.