Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Mom's Beach Cottage Lamp



This project was the kit from the 2013 HBS Creatin' Contest - the Charming Cottage. I had just finished the fishing cabin/lamp for my dad, so I decided to make mom's a lamp, too!

Mom loves purple, so I just went for it! Her bedroom is all antique furniture, doilies, perfume bottles, lace and flower arrangements so the purple house fits in nicely!


I kit bashed a few items to make the fridge, sink stove, and counter island. I made the stools from scrap lumber (I always have scrap lumber).


Next time I'm at mom's I'll take some additional photos. The wiring for the lamp runs inside the chimney. I bought the parts for the lamp on Amazon for around $16. I made the chimney structure out of basswood and then clad it with magic brik.


6 comments:

  1. Hello Jodi,
    What fun! It is a very special lamp and I love what you did to the kit. the purple is such a nice color and it really pops both indoors and outdoors. Great job on the stools and I really love the wood beams above.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac! It was such a fun house to build, and knowing my mom would be so excited to receive it made it all the more special!

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  2. Oh how marvelous that you have built this project specifically for your mother! I do think though, that you should have included a recording of you singing "You light up my life" to play every time your mother turns ON the switch! ;D

    elizabeth

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    1. Ha ha! That would have been awesome! I love the way your humor works!

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  3. Una lámpara muy original. Seguro que a tu madre le hizo mucha ilusión.

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    1. Sí - aunque ella no es mucho en miniaturas, ella amó que hice algo especial para ella.

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