Saturday, April 9, 2011

Darth Vader Lamp

Our oldest boy turned five today and he LOVES Star Wars so I made him a Darth Vader lamp to go in his bedroom.

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I got this lamp from a lady I purchased a dresser from, we were just finishing up loading the dresser in the back of the van when she says “yeah, do you want this lamp too?” I looked at it and thought, ummmm NO!  It smelled horrid and it looked like

the 80’s had a little too much fun

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with the 70’s and produced

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this lamp.  See what I mean?

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But I took it as not to hurt her feelings and I thought I might be able to do something with it.

So I got some new plastic because the old plastic smelled.

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I used the old plastic as a pattern

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Okay now doesn’t this lamp shade look cool like this?  I need to find another lamp ASAP!  So cute.

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I used spray adhesive to cover all the panels with black material.

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While I was working on the shade my hubby pained the bottom part black.

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I used hot glue and double fold bias tape to put it all back together.

SEE LOOK HOW COOL IT LOOKS WITH THAT NEW PLASTIC.  I SERIOUSLY NEED ANOTHER LAMP TO REDO ASAP.

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 Then I added a simple cape.

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I added a Darth Vader mask I got off a Halloween costume that I just happened to get on clearance for $ 3.00.

All done!  He loves it, I just hope it doesn’t give him nightmares.

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Before

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AFTER so much better!

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9 comments:

Angie said...

Awesome!!! It seriously looks great! I love the shade redo too - Good work!

miscellaneousme said...

Wow! This cracks me up! What a fun re-do!

Cara

http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

Janet said...

This is great! My boys LOVVEEE Star Wars, they would LOVE this!!!!

www.iheartmygluegun.com

Sarah @ Snowing in Houston said...

CUTE! Or..Uh..I guess cool. Do his eyes glow when the lamp is on?

Jami said...

Fabulous!!! I hope you stop by the Tuesday To Do party and share it!

http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/04/tuesday-to-do-5-and-4-list-makers.html

Smiles!
Jami

cutekittypunk said...

wow. you are super duper creative!

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

This lamp is awesome! I just featured it over at my blog along with your cinnamon rolls! :)

http://www.polishthestars.com/2011/04/link-party-monday-15.html

Krafty Kat said...

So cool! Amazing before and after! Thanks for linking it up!

Housewife said...

Awesome!
Thanks for sharing.
My 5yr old son is a huge Star Wars fan...he's sleeping in his Darth Vader jammies as I write this and wore a Darth Maul shirt today...yikes!
Anyway, we are redecorating his room as a secret for his 6th bday and this lamp is just the ticket!
Thanks again.