Introducing Hayden's Bird-a-lier!! A Bird-a-what?? A Bird-a-lier! Yes, you read that right, ha ha!!!
Ok, here's the back story. None of the bedrooms in our house are hard-wired for light fixtures. No recessed cans, track-lights, or chandeliers. Boo. So, we've been forced to use the ever-heinous torchiere lamps from fancy places like Target & Home Depot. Eventually, down the road, I would love love love to have the rooms properly lit. Until then, we'll make it work. Well, I've seen some awesome people making awesome light-fixtures using thrift store lamp shades lately. Give it a try??? Sure, why not!? Well........NOT. Ha ha. Ok, let me clarify. I got a lamp shade at a local thrift shop for $1.50. It was a brand new shade with the plastic wrap still on it. I ripped all the fabric off to expose the frame, and ended up spray painting it pink. BUT, because this was a new shade that was fairly good quality, the glue that held the fabric on was lumpy and definitely noticeable. So, being the freaking genius that I am (enter sarcastic tone here), I decided to wrap the thing in yarn. yes, yarn. Remember how much I loved making yarn wreaths??! Well, this was a yarn wreath on steroids! So tedious and aggravating I can not tell you. I do not recommend it. Anyway, once it was wrapped in yarn, I wanted to fancy it up somehow. Crystals?? No. Beads?? No. Pom poms, YES!
I added a little pink bird I got at Michael's on clearence a while back and wallah! For under $3 total, Hayden is now the proud owner of her very own Bird-a-lier. Something that originally was supposed to have a "purpose," turned into something purely decorative (which is not really my thing). But, my little girl loves it and so do I.