What fabulous weather we’ve been having lately!! I’ve been taking advantage of it and getting my flower beds cleaned out and washing windows and taking the screens out for winter. I’ve also been able to get a few more projects finished up.
First, I finished the Stacy Nash Primitives sampler that I started last week.
Then I made a lamp for my end table in my Living Room. I was so proud that I did this all by myself! The only help my hubby gave me was to drill the holes in the lantern. I had a style in mind, but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. The only thing I found close to what I wanted had criss-cross grids across the glass panes and was a flat black!
So I bought this lantern. . .
I cheated and bought a wood square with routered edges from my local craft store. I cut a piece of pvc pipe to fit over the threaded stem and then painted them both with Charcoal Grey from Americana and then stained them both with Deep Ebony from Olympia Stain. What a perfect match!! I bought lamp parts from Home Depot.
I removed the metal ring from the top and hubby drilled a larger hole to fit the threaded stem through.
He also drilled a hole in the bottom corner.
I attached the bottom part of the socket and then ran a piece of wire up through the threaded stem and attached the wires to the terminals.
I ran the wire down and out the hole in the bottom. I cut the wire that came with the lamp in half and then twisted all three wires together.
I epoxy glued the wire to the inside of the lantern and clamped in place with hair clips until dry.
I epoxy glued the lantern to the wood base and
TA DA!!! I have the style lantern I was looking for!!
Okay, finally, the project that I’m excited about!! I have been wanting to hide the stereo in my Dining Room for quite some time now! I’ve had ideas in my head, but trying to actually come up with a design that’ll work has been a major headache!! My original plan was to make an apothecary-looking chest, but every time I wanted to use my stereo, I would have had to take the cover off. I didn’t want to have to deal with finding a place to put it while the stereo was in use, plus the fear of it getting banged up. So I put a door in the middle for easy access to the power button, plus use of the CD player.
Now you see it . . . .
Now you don’t! . . . .
I need to find something to put on top to hide the wires. I just didn’t have time!
Well, that’s all I have for now!! I hope everyone’s been enjoying some nice weather, too! Unfortunately, these warm temps aren’t here for long; it’s suppose to drop back down into the 50’s over the weekend, with rain on Friday.
So Until next Time. . .Kris