Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Located: This lamp

In January, I posted this picture and asked if anyone knew where to find the lamp.


Yesterday, Jennifer at The Newlywed Diaries was my Hero of the Day when she revealed the lamp's source: John Darien. Oh, what a bittersweet moment to find the one you love, only to learn that it is beyond your means.


Also shocking: Decopauged items cost that much?

10 comments:

My Yellow House said...

Darn! Surely, you (or some other creative gal out there) can figure out how to get this look? :)

Sarah

Susan said...

That is an expensive lamp! John Darien's designs are well known and costly.

Colette's Cottage said...

Holy crap! Time to start cutting red paper and get out the glue.

Julie said...

Trust me, I will definitely be trying my hand at decopauge. I haven't touched the stuff since eighth grade, when I made a really intricate cover for a binder. But now it's time, this just proves it.

mb said...

You can do this. Find a glass lamp at West Elm or Pottery barn... or a large vase, have hole drilled for electrifying later. Find some fabulous wrapping paper at a wonderful shop. Get to cutting with your trusty nail scissors. Get out the Elmers school glue... really... and paint the slightly watered down glue onto the surface that you want to see through the glass. Place onto the inside of the "lamp" and smooth out all of the extra glue and bubbles. Check from the outside of the glass to see if you have any bubbles showing. Clean off excess glue and keep working until all the surfaces you want covered are done. Next, take some polymer medium and paint the back side of the images that you just glued onto the glass. Let dry. Next, paint the rest of the exposed inside glass with your favorite latex semi gloss paint. Let dry. If you need to have your upside down vase electrified, now is the time. Enjoy the fruits of your labor. A John Derian style lamp for a fraction of the price.
mb from Dallas

Julie said...

omg, thank you!! I've been looking for a white porcelain lamp base that I could decopauge onto, but they're all too pricey. This sounds like a fun project, though ... way more affordable! I'll let you know how it goes.

mb said...

Julie, you want to do the decopauge on the inside of the glass lamp, right? Not the outside. The glass gives it a beautiful finished look.
mb

Julie said...

Decopauge on the outside was my original thought, but I was hesitant to do it because I thought it would look too preschool crafty. But I saw the light (no pun intended) when you posted your comment! I'm really excited to play around with different techniques and paper.

mb said...

Julie,
Go to target and buy yourself some tempered glass plates and practice on them. You will get the hang of it quickly. Have fun.
mb

Jennifer said...

You can definitely do this! Let us know if you take it on!