Monday, March 22, 2010

my weekend project ~ Simone's fairy light inspiration

It started like this...I saw Simone's Beach Vintage post about making skirts for the fairy lights for her lucky daughter's bedroom...here they are...v.pretty
pic from Beach Vintage
...and I thought, there's an idea (must 
stop doing that...I'm sure it's just a way to procrastinate even further about finishing painting the pergola!)...anyway, just what I need to jazz up my fairy light basket 'lamp' I said to myself (no-one else being around). Here it is unplugged...a bit of a shamozzle I'm sure you'd agree!
And here it is lit up...quite pretty in a thrown together, diy, budget light fixture kind of way.

But (there's almost always a 'but' isn't there) I was worried about how naked it looked during the day and concerned for its modesty (ok, not really...I'm not quite that mad)
So I thought I would take Simone's idea and give my fairy lights some of their own little tu-tu's. But I wasn't content with white...my living room is kind of colourful, so I made some out of red, purple, and yellow...as well as white.
Over the top? Me? Course not.
It took quite a bit longer than I thought! Here they are unlit...

I'm not 100% sure about them like this to be honest...I don't think they look anywhere near as good as Simone's...perhaps because of the plain edges...perhaps because tulle twirling is not a skill I've mastered...perhaps because it wasn't a good idea to start with! But here is my 'lamp' lit up at night. And that, I do quite like.

What do you think?  Should I leave my lights to their multi-coloured madness or should I just forget about it altogether and pack it away in a cupboard!?!

10 comments:

  1. Love it, and I'll bet the colour looks great at night with that painting as a backdrop. You could always stash it away during the day if you think it doesn't look quite right. Gotta love a DIY decorating project!
    K xx

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  2. Wow Kerry, I think you have out done me here, I love all the colours you used...I would never have though of that! Well done and thanks so much for the mention.

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  3. I think it looks fantastic. Does it get super hot. I freak out about the damn things catching on fire. Kinda takes away from the ambient mood when I am hovering nearby with fire extinguisher in hand.

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  4. So clever! It looks adorable qhen lit. Love it!

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  5. Clever you - they look fabulous! Leigh

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