Kind of like making new outfits with what you already have in your closet.
First, I forgot to tell you about the new lamps in the dining room, I found them on clearance
at HomeGoods, $40 each. I had been looking since I started working on the dresser and
they were exactly what I had in mind, black shades and a little bling. They were just marking
them down, and I couldn't get them in my cart fast enough.
That left this lone lamp that I love, I bought it from a garage sale a few years ago.
I struck up a conversation with the nicest elderly couple and they invited me in, their home
was filled with a collection of beautiful artwork and unique pieces from their travels. I noticed
the lamp and admired it, they offered to sell it for $35. I love it because it gives my room that 'collected' feel that I immediately sensed in their home. It is huge 48" tall, I like the added
texture of the carved base and how it fills this corner in the living room.
to our kitchen. I thought I'd 'shop my house' by mixing and matching some lamp bases
and shades to see if I could come up with anything fresh...here's how it went down.
Original traditional look I'm tired of...
$5 Thrift store shade on same candlestick base
Modern base w/ thrift store shade
Modern base w/drum shade (pattern would need to change)
Modern base, black shade
Tall candlestick base w/ rectangle shade
Tall candlestick base w/ black drum shade
$7 Thrift store ginger jar base w/ rectangle shade
I don't think any of these are quite the look I'm after, but I do like a few of them
better than my original.
Do I have you looking around at your lamps? :)