I am just getting around to showing you a project Dad and I completed a few
My father has always been very handy and he loved working on projects around
the house. I swear the man can build or repair anything! Unfortunately, the last
few years his health has limited what he can do. When I saw this sad vintage lamp
I knew this was a project we could do together.
One of the broken feet and chips in the plaster
The lamp is filled with what looks like horse hair and is molded in plaster. Three of
the claw feet had been broken off and Dad used the last remaining foot as a model
and rebuilt the others. He also filled in the chips in the plaster and cut off the rod at
the top so I could use it as a candle holder.
After cleaning the piece I mixed up a couple of batches of DIY Chalk Like Paint using
calcium carbonate. The piece was painted gray and then a watered down white
The (now) candle holder has 12 of the cutest cherubs and each one is different.
Dad did a great job on the claw feet! They look exactly like the original one.
Here is the finished candle holder...looks like I need to buy a candle. I bet the
candle will cost more than the $5.00 I have in the piece!
It was fun to work on this with Dad and now I will be looking for more things
for us to transform together.
The giant Paris Map Giveaway ends on July 31. I hope you will
stop by and enter to win.
Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend.