Monday, January 26, 2009

Lisa is a genius!

Lisa is updating her bathroom and shared this BRILLIANT idea for a towel rack using a vintage floor lamp; the kind with three arms in addition to the center glass globe. She has one you will see one day soon in her spiffied up bathroom.

I had to copy her as soon as possible. And I love a project that is nearly instant gratification. I had this lamp on hand.

The three cardboard tubes covering the sockets for the three arms were too ratty for even my imperfect-loving taste. Using Elmer’s glue, I covered them with pages from a French gardening book I had brought back from Paris a couple of years ago.
The pages startled to wrinkle, so I created more wrinkles!
The next day after the glue was totally dry, I slipped the covers back into place and hung a hand towel on one arm. Now I have the center glass globe to fill with seasonal décor. -- Beth


Anonymous said...

That's a very cool, very shabby chic idea. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Lovely. Those lamps can be found for a song when they don't work. A great way to repurpose!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

What a clever repurpose! I see those lamps in a whole new "light!"

Ophelia said...

I agree..that Lisa is a genius.;)

Robj98168 said...

Very cool. If I had seen this I wouldn't have bothered fixing not 1 but lamps I had that were very simular to this one :(

Tammy said...

LOVE your idea! I have one of those floor lamps...I'm DEFINITELY gonna do this!!!!
I get to go to your super cool store on Fri. This will be my second trip...I'm sooooo excited! See ya then!