Wednesday, February 25, 2009

An En-Lightening Project that's Music to My Ears!

As some of you may know, I'm a Contributor on the website. This last month Sue Whitney of JMS decided to have a Contributors Challenge. She sent each one of us a vintage player piano roll and we were challenged to create something with it. There were some awesome projects, and you'll have to check them out. This is the project I came up with.

I purchased this trumpet quite awhile a go, intending to make it into a lamp. I thought this was the perfect project for it! I knew I wanted to use the paper from the piano roll to decopage onto the shade. The problem was I couldn't find a barrel shade that would be easy to just wrap the paper around it. I ended up cutting them down in strips. At the top and bottom of the shade I found the perfect ribbon for it and simply hot glued it on. I think it gives it really a vintage feel. I then added the crystal and keys to the bottom.

Don't be off key!

Here's a closer look at the trumpet. I don't
mean to blow my own horn!

I'm just a dancing sweetheart! Be sure to
read it from bottom to top!

"For me, I go to dances and have boyfriends . . . still I'm as
blue as can be!" I love the silly words to this song.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm Back . . . .

After being sick for almost a month, I felt I better get back on the horse! I've almost forgotten how to blog it's been so long. My apologies to all of you for being so neglectful. Unfortunately I came down with the Flu and it turned into Bronchitis. I really need Spring bad!

So today I started taking down my Winter decorations (how bad is that) in hopes of getting the Spring ones up. But I need some inspiration! I did purchase a couple of Amaryllis bulbs to get me started. Did you know they'll grow without dirt? You just have to wet the roots occasionally. How cool is that?

So my request to you is to help me out. Give me some of your ideas. Send me your blog links to your Spring decorations. I really need your input and motivation! You're help is much appreciated! Looking forward to all seeing all your creativity!


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