Tuesday, February 26, 2013
We have one corner of our living room that can be dark--especially at night. It is in the corner by two windows which during the day is wonderful. However, at night it just needed more light...especially since I have decided to do some stitching there in the evenings. Because of where it was, it needed to be somewhat small and discrete yet give off good light. The *perfect* lamp was spotted at the local antique mall, but I just couldn't summon the courage (nor the money!) to spend $149 for it. So, thankfully the thrift store came through with a $5 baby. The lampshade was wonky and stunk. What to do about a lampshade? Well, this lampshade that I beaded years ago and never sold, has now been put into use! True, the beads, though beautiful, are not the right colors for my living room. I had taken a plain lampshade and stitched pretty glass beads randomly all over it. I love how glass beads look with light coming through--so vibrant and colorful. I'll change the beads eventually. However, I was quite pleased with the result, and now I can stitch away in the evenings and actually see what I'm doing.