One thing I did get around to doing is giving a new lease of life to old lamp I picked up in a second hand shop for $5.
I had already started painting before I remembered to take some photos Sorry. The bits that I painted yellow were a discolored silver which wasn't very nice, so I masked of the glass and started painting using a mix of cream emulsion and yellow and red acrylic to make a warm yellow.
In between coats I covered the lampshade in some fabric I had left over from the cushions in my living room. first i cut a rectangle of fabric 4inces wider than the circumference of the lampshade and 2inches longer.
next I ironed one end over to make a neat edge, then I put glue around the top and bottom and down the side seam. I used silicon glue, but I think a hot glue gun would have been better.
once it was all dry I took of the tape and put it all back together an here is the finished lamp.
This wont be its final spot but it will do for now.
I also painted my nails this week, which in it self is not very exciting. but I have been playing with low tack tape and I love the results!