10/07/2010

Sneaky Peak - New Dining Fixture


Ok, so, I've had this crazy idea ever since way back here, when I wrote about a fabulous DIY light idea that I had found on Kara Pasley's site. I was going to make this massive, fluffy, statement making light for above my dining table.  The one I have now has kinda served it's purpose, and honestly has seen better days.  SO, here is the new and permanent fixture that will FINALLY finish the dining room. 

It's is 38" around (freaking huge!)   I have only got half of it finished and I have already used over 500 coffee filters.  It's super easy...but, I have decided you have  to be a little crazy to attempt one this big.  I spent 4 hours gluing filters on yesterday and, like I said, I'm only about half done.  All I gotta say is this thing better be worth it.  It's looking really cool...but, it's so stinking huge it's hard to get a perspective of what it will actually look like once it's up. 


Above is the paper lantern before I started gluing.  Below are all my "supplies."  1000 coffee filters (wow) and my trusty glue gun.


Here we are in progress (very slow going.) It feels like I'm coffee filtering the moon.  Seriously.


 First pic from here.

*UPDATE* - There are several people that feel they were the inventor of this lantern, I freely say (as I have always said) that I am not one of them.  I saw Kara Paslay's (who claims it was entirely her idea) version, and tweaked it to make it my own.  There is also another person that apparently felt she invented it back in 2009 and wants credit.  Her name is Aimee Cavenecia.   The funny thing is, I'm the one that made this one.  Everyone else feels the need to get their name in there somewhere just because it was so popular, however, I initially credited who I needed to, and then the project became mine.  But, I digress.  I guess what it comes down to is....if you would like to credit someone with the "invention" of this lantern.  Pick one (not me.)  BUT, if you would like to use the pictures that I took of my lantern in my home.  You need to credit me and link back.  Thanks so much!!!

12 comments:

katycavell said...

that is SERIOUSLY cool- can't wait to see the finished product.

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

No way! It looks AMAZING already! I cannot wait to see the final product!

Milk and Honey Home said...

you are SO good! Can't wait to see it. This is what makes you a designer!

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement everyone. Milk and Honey, I have to say...you made my night!

Kim at Yellow Brick Home said...

Wowza. It's so beautiful, even with your warning, I may want to tackle one myself!

Great job!

Chic Geek said...

phenomenal! congrats

InCircle Interiors said...

um, this is SO fantastic. i have been dying to do something like this since i saw it on the front of downtown chic but had no idea where to start. i'm featuring this on our blog asap. www.incircleinteriors.blogspot.com.

...love Maegan said...

THAT IS A FANTASTIC IDEA!!! ...and yes, I'm yelling. ;) love it. tweeting it.

Katriin said...

Wow what a great idea. A few years ago I saw this kind of lamp but with lace instead of paper, but I left it at the store, and i still regret it, it would be perfect for my bedroom. But now....I think I might try something like that! Thanks!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Okay -- I've been drooling over this for months...I'm finally going to give it a whirl. I'm hoping to mount it over the bulb on my daugthter's ceiling fan (fan has to stay, trying to disguise it!)

wish me luck!

Sylvie Créative said...

Great!

Make handmade said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing

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