Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Feather Chandelier

The little projects in the glamper are ongoing and as time and inspiration allow, I tackle a few things. The most recent thing on the list was a feather chandelier. The gold light fixture was there and two light bulbs worked, there just wasn't a globe to go over it. I wanted a chandy, but hadn't found anything I was crazy about (read: everything was too big or over priced) and I really didn't want to tackle rewiring the lights. It had to be light weight and not too long, so I won't whack my head on it on a regular basis. 

I was inspired by the Junk Gypsies gold dipped feather light and decided to make something similar for myself. I debated dipping the feathers with gold glitter, but trips to the store didn't coincide with my "got to do it now" mind set. I had plenty of white ostrich feathers on hand and I hoard lamp shades.

I ripped the cloth of a lamp shade and turned it upside down. At this point, I knew the lamp shade would fit around the existing fixture, but I didn't know how I would attach it. I was thinking some kind of staples or brackets. I grabbed a roll of fishing line and started tieing the feathers to the shade. 

I finished it and held it up to the fixture with excitement and then I realized there was three screw holes in the fixture! Oh yes, I knew what to do now -  three pieces of light weight florist wire tied my feather chandy to the fixture! Easy, peasy and if I decide I want glitter feathers, it won't be hard to take it down and modify. Start to finish, I had less than an hour in this project and I'm tickled with the outcome. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Gypsified, Country Christmas

It's a gypsyfied, country Christmas at our place this year! 

We parked the Farmall H tractor so it looks like it's pulling my glamper and lit it all up. 

I went to the woods and cut a few cedar trees and anchored them in old rusty buckets. 

All I really want for Christmas is to get the outside of the camper painted. I ask a few paint and body shops  and said they wouldn't do it. I know it would be expensive anyways, so really, I just need the time to dive it and get 'er done! 
I played with the manual camera settings to get the twinkle look on the lights, etc. this is what happens when manual settings go wrong! You set everything on fire! Oops!!! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday Sale

We interrupt regularly scheduled programming (Christmas in the Glamper) to bring you a Cyber Monday Sale! 

The rope wreaths have been popular this holiday season and there are only a few left in my etsy shop. There are also a couple of burlap Christmas wreaths available. 

You can use coupon code TAKETEN for $10 off a $50 purchase. Order today and I will get them in the mail tomorrow!

You can click the link on the side bar to go to etsy shop. 

Merry Christmas y'all!