Monday, January 31, 2011

On the Road Again - Lamp Restyle

Smarty Pants, my almost 5 year old, absolutely loves cars.  He loves to play with cars, he likes to watch movies & shows about cars, he knows the make & model of most cars, he points out the different types of rims (huh?), he even enjoys going to all-day car events with The Mister-- I guess the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree :)  So, of course, he wants a CAR room.  I didn't want to pigeon-hole him, so at first it started out as a "Transportation" room, but now I think it's time to go all-out cars, cars, cars!

First project...
A Car-inspired Lamp

I took a plain old lamp...

this one was part of a set that we purchased at Home Depot years ago

Changed out the lamp shade...
I picked up the black drum shade at Target for $13

Cut out white craft felt into 1 x .5 inch pieces... 

Asked Smarty Pants which cars he wanted on his lamp and
Glued everything down with a hot glue gun...
Quick and easy!  The hardest part was figuring out the spacing of the dotted white line.
My lampshade has a 37.5 inch circumference so I spaced apart the felt strips every 1.5 inches. 

Cars in Motion...
just ignore the cars that are driving backward...

As far as projects go, it was really fast and easy-- 20 minutes tops.  And the best part is that Smarty Pants absolutely loves it.

Next up:  Pixelated Car Wall Art

linked to:
between naps on the porch
all things heart & home
sew much ado
someday crafts
somewhat simple
shabby nest
just a girl