"Coffee Doodle Do"- CoffeeTime Lamp

January 9th, 2010 in member junk     
CleverThinker CleverThinker, member
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Photo: Larry Moad

This was one of my first lamps with the cup and saucer theme...after I got past the point that it was OK to show the handles back and forth instead of all on one side.

Sometimes, being a little 'AR' is NOT a good thing.  But once I had the break- thru, it was so freeing!!

The fabric on the shade is a polka-dotted chicken in a tossed pattern on a light blue background, then I added the simple black trim to divide the 3 panels, and added the beaded trim at the bottom just 'cause.  I inverted the bottom cup as the base, drilled a hole in the side for the cord to come out, and then mixed up the colors of the cups and saucers for the body.

Luckily, these chickens don't cluck very loud and have all been house trained.  (Oh, and chicks really dig the lamp.....uggh....sorry couldn't help that one!)


Pattern or design used: My own design - Coffee Doodle Do
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Comments (7)

CleverThinker writes: Hey Annie- The cups that I use are plastic melmac or melamine out of the 50's/ 60's. I just use a drill press to drill the hole. If you need to drill china, the trick is PATIENCE DO OVER>.....lol. I think probably the best way is to get the cups and saucers to a waterjet cutter nad have them cut them for you. Often times they will have a minimum charge, but it youre building more than one lamp, it won't hurt so much.

Good luck!! Posted: 10:53 pm on January 17th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: I love the lamp. What type drill bit do you need to use for the cord. I have a lamp kit and some cute cups, but when I tried with the smallest drill bit it broke the plate. Any tips on this? Annie Posted: 12:52 pm on January 17th
lakelover69 writes: love your designs...I think I've found a kindred spirit. Keep recycling those cups! Posted: 11:48 am on January 10th
suewhitney writes: The best part of waking up is Coffee Doodle Do in my cup. Sorry, couldn't help myself with that one. Beautiful design. I'm glad to hear you find JMS therapeutic. Me too!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:13 am on January 10th
CleverThinker writes: Being a little AR never hurt anything! Luckily that behavior doesn't command my entire life.....I have a mess in the room where I do most of the work, the garage is packed to the gills, and the list goes on.

This is where the therapy of JMS comes in....lol. I think its just when I get started on the build of the lamps, I can really get into the mechanics of the hole placement for best shot of the book titles, the color mix and neighboring colors of cups and saucers, the fabrics used...and if they have an image- select the spots that hold the best 'snapshot' in the fabric so I don't lose it in the seam. The line switches add to the expense, but you don't have to fuss with the lamp to turn it on and off. It just sits there smiling at you, waiting for a grin back! Posted: 8:39 pm on January 9th
chippingcharm writes: Great name for this one...makes me chuckle :) Laurel Posted: 5:11 pm on January 9th
junkermidge writes: I'm glad you were able to break, even if temporarily, from your AR. I actually prefer the handles all kattywompass (?) and I like the variety of colors. Keep freeing yourself and keep letting the creativity happen. You have some great pieces.
Midge Posted: 4:44 pm on January 9th
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