Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Aren't lamps the best home accessories ever?
Definitely for me and my husband they are, we love way too much the feeling of living in a cave where lights are soft and reddish light bulbs keep the ambient warm (very synaesthetic).

We had been looking for nice used lamps around town but everything seemed too vintage or kitsch fashioned, and right in the middle of a trip, visiting the family, someone was getting rid of this lamp and I decided to keep it knowing that I might be able to transform it. And well, after reviewing the dozen corners of our house and still feeling undecided about where to have it, I placed it next to the bed on top of an old speaker and got my brains in some black thread No.10 I had around. Did this from scratch, I didn't use a pattern, I will show you in the next picture the mistakes (or improvisation) I made. You can tell is hand made.


I still love it even though it has remarkable mistakes, ha! At the end I was very proud of being capable of crocheting thread without knowing what I was doing. I joined a few chains here and there and some SCs and DCs too. I do of course turn the lamp around to hide the awkwardness when I have a perfectionism crisis (that's my keeping things under the bed mechanism, what's yours?)

I'm not done with the show off. I also painted the base of the lamp with an improvised technique to have some golden and red dots very randomly showing. You can click on the images for a large view. The third photo shows how it looks now.


  1. Soooo cool. A friend in San Miguel shared your blog with us (out STitch ns Bitch - with a touch of Barbita) group. LOVE how inventive this is. Always love fearless creatives!

  2. Thank you! I love San Miguel! I was born in León ♥ Oh that leather inky smell!