Monday, September 27, 2010

The softer side of Ikea

Having bought this pendant lamp with this project in mind just before feeling exhausted for a month straight, many thanks to little DQ growing in me (DQ = my family's nickname for the little one aka Drama Queen...hope its a girl!), I finally got around to completing the project...only took about four months. 

So having seen a bunch of petal lamps out there I loved the soft and romantic effect and wanted to try it out myself.  I don't have the perfect spot for it yet but I love how it turned out.  It would be perfect hanging over a cute little reading chair in a corner! But for now, it hangs over my window seat and I will love using it once a snowstorm hits and I sit there with the lights off watchign the blusteriness around me:) With HC in hand of course!  DQ must like the idea since I'm feeling little movements as I type!

Here we are, the final result!

There we go! Cute romantic lamp for under 15 dollars. About 10 for the lamp and a dollar for the petals!

Linking up this project so check out the links! Have a great day!

PS. 19 weeks and counting with 2nd ultrasound on just to decide whether to find out the gender or not...flip-flopping every two minutes!! :)



Jen @ Canadian Rhapsody said...

If you haven't decided by the time the ultrasound rolls around, ask the tech to write it down on a piece of paper in an envelope. Then you can open it down the road if you want, or open it after he or she is born and see if the tech was right or not.

As for Craig and I, we couldn't stand the idea of not knowing, and after we found out we tried to keep it a secret for about .02 seconds and then told pretty much everyone. Especially with Craig away, it felt like we bonded with her more when we were able to call her by her name and make plans for her, even when she was still inside me. And to be honest, if Craig had of died over there before ever meeting her, we wanted him to know if he had given the world a little boy or girl. :)

The lamp looks great! Did you get any work done on the bathroom or the baby's room?

Mandi said...

Oooh I adore! So lovely. Can't wait for your next ultrasound! Be sure to scan those pics in. :)

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Erin said...

It's so neat looking when it's lit up! I really like this idea.

Terrell said...

This is just darling! Way to go!! I am happy to be your newest follower of your blog and would love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! Be sure to link your sweet finds up at my weekly party, Fabulous Friday Finds..hope to see you there!
~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

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