Thursday, March 25, 2010

More HVH amazingness ...

Just when you thought Heather Veronica couldn't get any more talented she makes this work of art.  AND tells you how you too can make your own below.  many many thanks HVH.  From the artists own  lips:
Most of us have a collection from our grandmothers of plates, bowls, tea cups, saucers, & teapots. I've also been collecting these from Goodwill for some time. They are so beautiful and dainty but all to often they just sit in a cabinet. Once you have a collection started you will be able to spare a few to make a beautiful lamp. This is a piece that I treasure.
 
Begin to gather:
3 plates. All different shapes, sizes, and colors.
1 teapot.
1 teacup & saucer set.
2 bowls.
1 lamp kit from your local Home Depot or Lowes.
1 threaded steel pipe also from Lowes or Home Depot.
1 light bulb.
1 lamp shade.
1 drill.
A set of glass/tile drill bits from Home Depot or Lowes.
 
Goodwill has a plethora of dishes, bowls, teacups, and lamp shades.
 
World Market has a nice selections of inexpensive teapots if you are unable to find a vintage one. http://www.worldmarket.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3596384
 
 
 
 
1. Begin by gathering all of your supplies.
2. You will need a soft surface to drill the plates and such. I use an old towel folded up that i don't mind getting a hole or two in.
3. Begin to drill a hole in the center or your bowls, teacup, plates, saucer, and teapot. I suggest starting out with the small drill bit first and working your way up to the larger bit. Make sure to l slowly so that the plate does not crack. Your hole will need to be big enough to fit the threaded pipe.
4. Once you have drilled a hole through the center of each piece. You will need to drill one last hole in the bottom bowl. This hole will be used to feed the cord through the threaded pipe up through each piece to the top of the lamp.
5. Assemble the lamp kit. Directions will be given on the lamp kit packaging.
6. Screw in your light bulb.
7. Screw on your lamp shade.
8. You can even glue the teapot lid to the tip top of the lamp shade screw.

She's awaiting the perfect lampshade ... so if you know of one please let us know.  

xoxox

3 comments:

  1. i LOVE it! so alice in wonderland!!!! :)
    they have cute retro shades at anthro and actually target! HVH - you MUST sell your stuff on etsy.com!!!!

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  2. sayd & ash-
    thanks! i know i need to open an account with etsy immediately. as soon as daddy davis heads back to pittsburgh i will have billy all to myself and he will drill away for me! :) i checked out anthro's shades. they are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous but a little expensive and a little busy. they all have incredible prints but i think it would be too much with the craziness i have happening in my room. i love the target idea. i'll check it out. love you both!

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