With St. Patricks’ Day approaching, I don’t need an excuse to make a green crochet lampshade. Green is my favourite colour and a wonderful accent colour any time of year! It’s the colour I look most forward to seeing in the Spring. Ah, Spring! Where are you? Continue reading
When the Science Centre put out a call for eccentric light fixtures that would fit into Rowland Emett’s whimsical and dreamy workshop this holiday season, we quickly put together a DIY pipe lamp! Roland Emett was known for his fantastical kinetic sculptures. And if you ever saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, you’re familiar with his wacky creations. Continue reading
I’ve been kicking around this idea for a wall planter DIY for ages! Every time I look at upcycling something cast off at the curb, an antique market or thrift store item, my mind immediately goes to ‘that would make an awesome planter’! Continue reading
I love using thrifted yarn and scraps so this crochet pendant light is the perfect way to do that – and to create a boho style statement in your home. I combined a very thin synthetic yarn with an off white cotton. The stitch is a simple basic single crochet throughout and it’s wrapped around a core of sisal. This project is an easy crochet idea that even a beginner can handle! Continue reading
When we found this retro style gooseneck lamp at the thrift store, little did I know there was a lampshade makeover DIY in store! I love the orange colour so was going to use it as is for craft studio lighting! But I couldn’t help tweaking it just a bit!
While our lampshade makeover diy has a retro vibe, you could easily do this project with any style lamp or lampshade. Continue reading
Have you ever seen a Japanese glass float with the wonderful hand knotted netting? I’m talking real glass float netting! We’re going to show you how to get the exact look for home decor with a budget saving thrift store find! Continue reading
Wouldn’t you love to be able to change the fabric on your lampshades at a whim? Read on for a budget friendly decorating idea to refresh your home. We’ll show you how to recover a lampshade with a slipcover so you can do just that!
But first, a warm welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop. If you are coming over from my friend Jenna at The Painted Apron, I’m thrilled to have you join us! At the bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too. There’s a creative group of 16 other bloggers with inspiring Summer ideas: be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!
If you’re anything like us, you try to complete your inside renos during the winter months so you can enjoy the great outdoors once the good weather arrives. We just finished an accessible bathroom renovation for my Mom, so in this tutorial we’re showing you how to turn an unwanted bathroom light fixture into a planter for the garden. Continue reading
A vintage light fixture can add a unique touch to a space. When hubs built my craft studio in the basement, the main source of lighting was pot lights but I also wanted pendant lighting over my sewing machines for additional task lighting. We chose a pair of Ranarp pendants* from Ikea. Continue reading
If you’re looking to do a floor lamp makeover to freshen up your lighting, be on the lookout for old bridge lamps. Consider making over one – or even more floor lamps – like we did. Bridge lamps make great reading lamps because you can swivel the head to direct the light where you need it. Continue reading