Friday, 22 October 2010

A DIY project for autumn?


Getting on for 3 years ago when I bought and renovated my apartment, I started off with big ideas for the decor but eventually ran out of cash, meaning certain things never got finished - like installing a glass shower partition and replacing my Ikea paper globe lamps with something more exotic. Nothing wrong with Ikea paper globe lamps, it's just that my ceilings are 3.30 metres high and I feel they could carry of something a little more dramatic. The trouble is I'm loathe to spend a fortune on a fancy lamp when I have far more important things to spend my money on these days - so I thought about this fantastic DIY project from Nichole at Parlour.  Can you believe it's made from over 1000 coffee filters glue-gunned to a paper lamp?! I think the effect is quite stunning and I certainly wouln't mind investing a couple of lazy Sundays in creating this lamp for my living room (I already have the paper lamp hanging, so all I need is a squillion coffee filters).

8 comments:

Justo said...

Definitely, you are the one!
You guess what I´m talking about.. eventually next Thursday I´ll have the keys.. your ideas will be more than welcome.

Debs said...

GORGEOUS!!! I'm more than happy to come over and help with the glueing.

Nadya said...

Debs, it would be great to have a hand with the gluing - I could even bake a cake for the occasion! Haven't found the right type of coffee filter yet and I'm wondering of cup-cake holders would do a similar job?!

Nadya said...

Hi Justo - you know I am desperate to stark work on your flat!! (and introduce you to David!) :-)

madmadrileno said...

Thinking about decorating on a budget, have you seen http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/ ?
Firstly, ignore the childish name. Secondly, their servers are down at time of writing, so maybe check back in a couple of days. In the mean time, type "rastorbator" into Google image search to see some examples (careful with the spelling!) As you can see, if you pick a good image and can get it printed on raised boards it looks fantastic, I have a 4x5ft rastor image of Penelope Cruz in my lounge (30xA3 sheets printed on the office printer when no one was looking).

Nadya said...

Thanks for the tip Aaron, I could make all kind sof crude jokes about rasterbating and huge 'Penes' on the wall - but I'll refrain! Seriously though, looks like a good option for the big red wall in my living room that is currently bare - just need to decide what to blow up :-)

martin brown said...

Very nice blog , some great fun stuff .

Feel free to look at photos on my photoblog at

http://anenglisheyeonspain.tumblr.com/

Best
M.,

Debjani said...

This mobile made me think of you

http://daughterofabaker.blogspot.com/2010/12/december-2.html

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