Because in the googie house it's a little different.
When I mentioned to googiedaddy that I had seen a hideously tacky rooster lamp at the thrift shop and didn't buy it, his reaction was more along the lines of: "Are you crazy??? Kids, get in the car now--we have to get to the thrift shop before someone buys our rooster lamp!!!"
(those of you who know us know this to be the absolute unvarnished truth)
So I kicked myself for not grabbing it the first time, and back we went.
Prepare to be insanely jealous, but for the children's sake try to not let it show:
Seriously, how could I pass this up the first time around???
And wait until you see the price tag:
Granted, it doesn't work (notice the lack of a cord~~looks like someone cut it off at the base), but that is easily remedied (I think...I have vague recollections of replacing the insides of a lamp in 9th grade Industrial Arts Class. I figure a little google-ing and a trip to Home Depot should fix me right up)
Of course, once I embarked on my Rooster Transformation Project, I forgot all about taking pictures. So you get a wordy explanation, followed by end result pics.
First off, two nice coats of gray primer. Then, three-ish coats of Ocean Breeze spraypaint.
Then I let that stew a bit whilst I contemplated the shade. I really wanted to try something like the pleated lampshade done by burlap + blue. But you know how those roosters are~~they're a proud lot. My blue rooster just wasn't feeling a lampshade that might try to edge in on his glory.
So I went with something simpler~just covered the shade in the same fabric that's been making an appearance through my entire home because I have so stinkin' much of it :0) Because it's that typical 'smaller on the top' shade, I folded some deep box pleats into it to take up the extra fabric. It was all done with hot glue (shocking, I know)
And here he is:
You love him, don't ya? You want him, don't ya? TOO BAD! He's MINE!!!!
He's sitting on a table from Ikea that was black with silver legs, which I sprayed white. And he's next to my framed nest project. But I'll probably move that, cause it's a little to "theme-y" for me. I think my rooster can stand on his own. hehehe
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