Lamp shade update.

I’m back to work on Monday and I really wanted to finish a few projects that I’d set myself.

The first project was to find some fabric to cover the lamp shade that I brought a few months ago.  I went to Voodoo Rabbit and bought the cute Raccoon fabric.


Today I  brought the boys over to my parent’s house to escape the dust and noise (the builders are back… Yay!!!) Mum and I watched a YouTube video to learn how to cover the lampshade and then we did it!!! And if I do say so myself, I think we’ve a marvelous job!!!!

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I’ll post a photo of the lamp shade attached to the pink stand when I get the chance.  We have NO internet at home!!! This is why my posts are so ‘few and far between’.

The second project that we started today was to spray paint the koala.  It wasn’t as successful as the lamp shade.  I took a shortcut and didn’t use a primer.

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We gave it a couple of coats of spray paint but once it was dry it was flaky!!  I’m now sanding it back to see if this works better.  To be continued………

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 …..



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.


Acacia Racoons Canyon by Free Spirit

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A Ghastlie Night Mold Green by Alexander Henry


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?