A lamp shade and a Koala

Before we left our house I grabbed a few projects that I’d like to find the time to do.  One is  to find some fabric  to recover a lamp shade to go with the pink lamp base I’d painted earlier this year.  The turquoise shade  developed a mysterious  large dent.  hmmmm….boys?

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I’ve brought a very cheap lamp shade from Bunnings, cut out a template from butchers paper, brought the adhesive spray, watched some YouTube videos and now I’m on the hunt for some suitable  fabric.

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I’ve seen some gorgeous lamp shades …..

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I have fallen in love with this owl lamp shade.  The website Little Treasures that I found this shade on is worth checking out.  They have several other designs and they’re all equally as lovely.

I’m still on the hunt for fabric that I like.  I have visited many different online fabric stores and came across one that has some brilliant fabrics.  It turns out the business is here in Brisbane.  It’s called Voodoo Rabbit and is on Stanley Street, East Brisbane.

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Acacia Racoons Canyon by Free Spirit

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A Ghastlie Night Mold Green by Alexander Henry

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A Ghastlie Gallery Smoke by Alexander Henry

I recently bought a chocolate-brown and  rather battered , plaster Koala from The Cottage Garden Nursery at East Brisbane.  I’ve left it at my parent’s house and my lovely mother has started to sand it down.  I’ve been perusing the spray can aisle at Bunnings for a colour.

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Any suggestions?

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5 thoughts on “A lamp shade and a Koala

  1. I think mustardy yellow for the koala. Have you looked at fabric traders.com.au- they are also Brisbane based and have a huge range. I stumbled across Voodoo rabbit too recently, they have some great oilcloth too. mel x

    • I really love the idea of yellow. I couldn’t see anything at Fabric Traders that I liked. I really like this fabric ( I really hope this image/link works) but its quite expensive.

      Harlequin Delphine Fabrics.

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