Folks! I was lucky enough to take part in the Make a Splash challenge for March over on Crafting in the Rain! Steph gives her challengers an element/item to use in a crafty way and let's us go crazy. This month's item? Wood rosettes.
Wood rosettes? Wood rosettes??? What in heaven's... don't get me wrong. I like a good challenge as much as the next guy. I like to use all kinds of medium in unexpected ways. But I've never given an ounce of thought to wood rosettes. I was very tempted to paint them fun colors, let my kids go wild, and call them "decorative architectural building block fun"... but I dismissed that quickly. My next thought was a vase... but it didn't seem quite right... as I searched my brain, my eyes fell on the unused lamp I'd purchased on the super cheap from Walmart and then painted for my son's room. I'd created a shade to match the theme of the bedroom and the entire thing sits down in the basement gathering way too much dust. And so was born the:
Everything for this lamp redo I had on hand - except for the rosettes of course! Although this was a project that took a different direction than I'd originally planned, I ended up with a lamp I will actually use - in our dining room and NOT our basement! - which I'm happy about. If I had it to do again, there are definitely things I'd do differently, but all in all I think branching out with an unlikely crafting element paid off!
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