Several years ago Mr. B. thrillingly made a "hole in one" on the Wichita Falls Country Club hole #9. This made two holes in one that he had made up to that point in time. Later, he would make two more bringing the total to four! In fact, in a period of about 12 years, he made a hole in one on every par 3 on the course at Wichita Falls Country Club. I may sound as if I am bragging, and I am ! It is not everyday that a little dimpled white ball can be struck with a iron stick, leave the tee and travel through the air, land on a green and gently roll for several yards and "kerplop" into the cup, all in one stroke!
To commemorate the second hole in one, I decided to make a golf lamp for his office in our home. Finding the perfect shape lamp body took a little time. After many yard sales, I came up with one that looked similar to this one. This lamp is currently on sale on ebay and could be bought there or you could thrift one.
I have found that when looking for a lamp to decoupage, it is better if the surface is smooth....no molded decorations or handles. You can gently work around the curves by clipping your pictures ever so slightly all around the cut out edges and smoothing out the wrinkles with your fingers and /or a bone folder when applying to the lamp.
I took every golf magazine that Mr. B. had tucked away for years and delicately cutout each picture using tiny sharp sewing scissors. I tried to choose pictures that had some significance to Mr. B. and his golf game. This truly personalized it for him.
Here is one of his most treasured photos on the lamp........
This is our son at age two with his golf club, a wood, as he was taught to play golf at an early age........the age of being able to stand up. The little boy loved golf and played on the University of Oklahoma Golf Team for one year before transferring to Baylor University. He is a great golfer but decided that he did not want to be a professional golfer so he changed the course of his education.
This is the base of the lamp, and you can see that I chose to cover the metal part of the base and carry the design all the way from the tippy top to the very bottom where the lamp rests on the tabletop. Do you see the Pinehurst resort? We had visited there, and loved the historic nature of the courses and the resort.
More views of the body of the lamp. Notice Kiawah Island.......we visited there many times and I had to include those golfing memories for him. Mr. B.'s favorite golfers are Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Fred Couples, Payne Stewart and Phil Michelson.
I tried to add a few quotes and famous sayings about golf. One of my favorites is, "Golf is an easy game, it is just hard to play".
The photo in the golf frame is grandson #3 getting his first golf lesson. I told you that Mr. starts them out when they can stand up.
In this picture you can almost see the golf ball finial on top of the lamp. Mr. B. allowed me to use his actual "hole in one" ball for the "frosting on the cake"
I used Mod Podge to decoupage the lamp. The green silk lampshade was purchased new to complete the project.
This is the "metamorphsis" of an old lamp to a keepsake. The original lamp cost $2.00 at a garage sale and now it is PRICELESS!
Thank you for stopping by and I invite you to have a cup of tea with me...............
Tea Party Everyday............why not!!
PS......I could not leave without including this group of photos with Mr. B. giving grandson #3 his first golf lesson.