Monday, August 15, 2011

I Love Lamp

This is the thing I was telling you about on Friday that I couldn't show you, but now I can because I gave it to Leah and SHE LIKED IT! SHE REALLY LIKED IT!

It is a lamp made out of old hardback books. Before you mistakenly start to think I'm a genius for coming up with the idea, let me disillusion you by giving you this link to the tutorial I used.

Here are some pictures of the process:

This is the first hole I ever drilled. You can see the clamp I used on the left -- if you're thinking about doing this project, I highly recommend using two clamps, not just one like I did. We have two...I was just too stupid to find the other one.

I screwed the bottom book up from the bottom, and then the rest of the books were screwed from the top down. In case you didn't notice, I'm really enjoying the opportunity to use the word "screwed" so many times here.

I just thought this looked cool.

How I'm an Idiot Part I: Headless Screw
How I'm an Idiot Part II: Disembodied Head

So I bought the wrong kind of lamp shade, because again, I'm an idiot. I didn't even know there was more than one kind. Anyway I was all upset that I had bought the non-harp kind and I needed the harp kind, when Gary swooped in and saved the day once again! He just cut the bars and soldered them to a washer and BAM! Harp kind.

This is just a close-up of the awesomeness.

Solder-boy tell 'em. GET IT?!

Ta-da! This was really fun, and you should probably make one too.

1 comment:

themausspad said...

Oh my gosh, Whoa! I was stoked about the curtains, but WOW! This is AMAZING, Emily! You are the coolest!