I’ve had this vintage cherub lamp base around for quite a while.
It was a little ‘beat up’, so I gave it a fresh coat of white spray paint, and then planned to sell it ‘as is’; as opposed to turning it into a lamp. Took it to our booth at Camas, when it sat and sat and didn’t sell. So I decided to move it to Stars. But en route it broke!
Here entire left arm just snapped off! I was heartbroken. I could not bear to part with her. thought about breaking off the other arm ala ‘Venue De Milo’ . But first I tried re-attaching the arm with some e6000 adhesive. It held just fine, but the repair was VERY noticeable. Wall spackle to the rescue! I lightly applied some wall spackle around the seam of the break, and randomly all over to make it look like that was how it was ‘meant to be’.
And it worked quite well. She had gone to the spring show last April, and when I unpacked her I decided to try to think of ‘something else’ to do with her (since she hadn’t sold!)
I’d been working on a lot of dessert pedestal plates lately, and the cherub lamp DID have a FLAT TOP?! Voila! A BIG dessert pedestal plate, of a little ceramic side table. Whichever you prefer to call it!
It’s in storage for now, until after Halloween probably; when I take the Christmas stuff into Stars.
Whaddya think? Too FAR outside the box? Or just unique enough to be a hit! Wouldn’t she be a fabulous ‘focal point’ on a big wedding dessert buffet?