1.20.2011

Tree Trunk Lamp

As I lay awake in bed, this is when my ideas start flowing.



Some are great, and others come from a tired, and worn out brain.



When something awesome hits, I peek across the bed to see if my husband is still awake.



I just have to tell someone.



Here is one of the many crazy normal ideas, I have came up with.





A tree trunk lamp.

Sorry about the lighting in the picture. This was taken in my dungeon of a room.






My lovely before picture.

I use to love this lamp, but it no longer went with my decor.




So why not use some spackling, to revamp this lamp.





Just so you know I used my finger for everything. I'm not really sure why.



Yes I said  everything, paint and all.





I first put a small smooth coat of spackling on and let it dry.






I then put a thick second coat on.



This is where I put in my texture.



Tree knots. I just piled on the spackling for these





Why not a little heart. It will be sitting next to the bed.


I sanded some down, so there was not any sharp pointy parts.









I told Baylie I was taking a picture. She of course wanted to pose beside it.


What a HUGE help she was.


She held the can of spackling ,and while I wasn't  was looking, she stuck her finger in.







I painted my tree trunk a gray mixed with white color.


I used gray in some areas more then others to give more shading.





I love my new tree trunk lamp.


Also I love having one of a kind products.


Parties Im linked to
Paisley Passions
Shabby Nest
Katies Nesting Spot
Decor Mamma
Boogie Board Cottage
Its So Very Cheri
Faded Charm
The Shabby Chic Cottage



Until Next Time,

Melissa

21 comments:

Modern Wivelyhood said...

We love this! It looks great! We found you on Shabby Nest.

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

That lamp is so cool. I love it !

The DIY Show Off said...

It's so pretty, Melissa! What a cool idea! :)

Roeshel

ruby said...

what a transformation from sleek to more of a natural feel. very creative.

Mary said...

Wow, great job on the lamp! Thank you for joining in on Masterpice Monday. Mary :O)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love this! Great idea! i just saw one like this at the store, but yours is better (and I bet it cost less too)

Bead and Needle said...

Clever girl...my best ideas seem to come in the shower?! It does look like wood - congrats on a successful makeover. Happy White Wednesday - Tanya

Judy said...

I just linked over from Transformation Thursday. What an awesome idea. It looks so much like a real tree trunk. I am your latest follower. I would love if you would come check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a wonderful idea. That is a lovely lamp. I love anything with a nature theme and this is wonderful. ~~Sherry~~

Gypsy Brocante said...

Way cool ... love the heart and arrow!
xo
Jill

Ellen said...

how very smart and creative! Love it, thanks for sharing!

xoxo,
Ellen

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Hi Melissa, I love your lamp! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your lamp this week on my "Top 10 Fav Picks" at Boogieboard Cottage. Have a great weekend! Mary :O)

Amanda said...

I've put together a round up of some creative lamp makeovers on Craft Gossip today and included your project. :) You can see it here
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