Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 Blogging Bloopers Party


Check out the 2010
Blogging Bloopers Party
 at Between Naps on the Porch.

Blogging Bloopers Linky Party, Click below for details
What a fun and honest way to start out the new year.  Yes, confession is good for the soul;-)  I probably have more than one bloop-up, but this is the only one that got my attention.  In September I posted about some junk  treasures I was repurposing.  You can see the entire post at A Second Life for Some Funky Junk.

Here's the offending lamp that was calling out for a new life.

I removed the ring where the globe sat, spray painted it black,
then cut out the cork board to fit in the ring.
Measure twice, cut once.  So far so good.....

I covered the cork board with burlap, glued it in the frame, added a chain,
 and then some pictures.

The finished product.  One problem:  it's backwards.

I cut it out the right way, but glued it on the wrong side of the ring.  I remember when I took these pictures something still didn't feel right because the decorative edge was rubbing on the wall.  I didn't notice the backwards mistake until the day after I posted this. Yes, that decorative edge looked much better on the outside....I just had to fix it

15 comments:

  1. too funny! Came over from BNOTP; I also posted a blooper. These are cracking me up! This looks like something I would do. ;-)

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  2. Been there done similar. Thanks for sharing your blooper with the rest of us.

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  3. LOL! But you know, it looks good either way. Thanks for sharing. These bloopers have all been fun!

    Happy New Year...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  4. Oh yeah, that feeling that it is going together soooo nicely. Don't trust that feeling! At least it wasn't ruined.

    Pat

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  5. Doubt that I would have ever known it was backwards. I have a feeling I have many bloopers I could come up with. :D I am visiting blogs now while my daughter is visiting with a childhood friend, who came to visit while they are in from out of town.
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

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  6. Know that feeling.. It's really a cool project though..

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  7. Oh no! We have all been a little backwards at one time or another! Very cute repurpose though!
    Happy New Year!
    Yvonne

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  8. That's pretty funny! I understand why you felt the need to fix it, even though it still looked nice "as was." Very creative! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  9. Oh no! I can see me doing this one! I am glad you could fix it. What a cute project though.

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  10. Hee! But it's even pretty backwards. Somehow everything you touch turns to gold...

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  11. Betsy, This is funny! It's great us bloggers can laugh at ourselves.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  12. Funny about design, we know what is wrong but no one else can tell. I didn't catch it until you told us. It takes a very confident artist/creator to show a blooper. (I still hide mine under the rug.lol) What a beautiful idea with the lamp rim. Just georgeous. *hugs*

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  13. Very cool, I love that filigree metal.
    Susanne.

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  14. I love your blog and your escapades! OMG about the flood zone! I'll bet there were lots of ruined treasures!! Not good! I love your creativity! I'm a new follower...stop by and say Hi someday!

    Margo

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  15. If that is your worst blooper, you're doing great. If I had had time to compose a post for this party, it would probably have been a rather long one! lol

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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