Sometimes my projects start with a plan, a sketch and/or a shopping list.
Most of the time though it’s like, “Hey, I have this thing and that stuff. What can I make with them?”
So I bought this lampshade for this Thrift Store Lamp Makeover only it was WAY too big.
I thought about donating it back to the Habitat store I bought it from but I liked the size and shape so I held on to it for a while.
I remembered a hanging light kit I bought at IKEA several years ago and thought that (if I could find it) I might be able to make another light for my new studio.
So the lampshade got denuded and somehow met up with a roll of chicken wire and some Krylon Metallic gold spray paint.
And then this happened.
See the problem?
The ends of the cord won’t go through that tiny hole in the center.
I bought another plug, cut the this one off and fished the cord through the hole and then replaced the plug.
There is more than one way to skin a cat, as they say.
And then it looked like this with a cool patterned LED bulb I picked up at Lowe’s.
I love the patterns it makes on the walls.
As I’ve said before, one of the downsides to having a basement studio is the lack of light.
But now I have two new lights to brighten up my space.
Do you plan our your project or do you tend to “wing it” like I do?