A few weeks ago I posted about my cake carrier lamp I made for my guest room/ studio space. Today I thought I'd show you how I put it all together. Actually it was alarmingly easy ( I say alarming because most of the time my hair brained schemes are a lot more work)
I found my cake carrier for FREE at a yard sale but I have seen similar things on thrift shops and most certainly ebay.
As badly as I wanted to turn this into a lamp I had a big problem, the inside of the cake carrier is also bright yellow and when I placed it over an exsisting lamp the light it put out could only be described as "Bug Light" yellow, not what I had in mind for a bedside reading lamp. Husband said I should paint the inside, (NO way!) the bright yellow is the best part! I had to come up with another option, so I decided to try making a lamp with 2 lampshades, an inner white one, and my beloved cake carrier top.
Initial I wanted to find a lamp base at a thrift store but I was having trouble finding something that would work for the size of the cake carrier
So I caved and bought this new one on clearance at Target, totally not my style but hey it was only $8!
First thing I did was remove the, ummm...graphic print pattern from the shade as my kitty looked wistfully out the window.
Her name is Meetu, because her personality as a little sister cat is "Me Too!"
Anyways, because the shade was 10" tall and I needed it to be 6" I removed the vinyl, cut a 4" strip off and hot glued the vinyl shade back onto the wire lamp shade things.
Then I covered the rebuilt lampshade in a light white fabric
I painted the base of the lamp with the perfectly matching yellow spray paint I already had. How lucky is that?!
then with just a few glue dots i adheared the top of the cake carrier to the top of the lamp shade, clicked on the light and fell in love!
Here you can see the white shade underneath the top of the cake carrier.
since I did not alter the actual carrier I can always dismantle my lamp and still have a vintage cake carrier to use.
And over at Serendipity Chic Designs
Bright Yellow Peace!