Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Make Do and Mend Monday

I'm joining in Heidi's Make Do and Mend Mondays with a bit of a twist today. 

These pieces, seven in all, came from a small touch lamp that started looking worn after many years of use.  My husband didn't think we could re-paint the metal parts and retain the "touch" properties, so I saved these curved pieces from the "shade" and tossed the rest.

If you look in the upper left corner, you can see these have holes, and there are protectors on either side.  They are so pretty, and I couldn't bear to part with them (this is a continuing theme with me!).  My original thought was to string them on fishing line and hang them from something to make a mobile or wind chime of sorts.  But now I'm not sure that's a good idea because if they knock against each other, they could break.

So what do YOU think?  Do you have any ideas about what I could do with them?  Or would I be better off throwing them away?  I can't wait to read your ideas!


LeeAnn from NC said...

Ginny, I haven't come up with any ideas on how to use the pieces but I agree that the floral design is beautiful. If nothing else I'd definitely photograph and crop them and use the photos as card fronts or home decor items of some kind.

Heidi said...

Now that is a question...

I cannot think of anything at this moment. I wonder if you should have tried first to paint the lamp base as you could have always thrown it out if it did not work afterwards. Could you somehow turns these into a nightlight cover? I have no idea how large they are so not sure that would even work.

I hope someone does come up with a fun idea as it will be so neat to see what you can do with them.

Hugs from Holland ~

P.S. - How is DH doing? Any improvements? And how are those fingers? Still ouching over that!