Friday, April 24, 2009
A "New" Old Lamp
Welcome to Metamorphosis Monday, a fun blog party hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Met Monday is a great opportunity to show off your "Butterfly Skills" - something your transformed from a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly.
Today I'm featuring a vintage lamp I purchased recently at Goodwill. It was dirty when I bought it, and the patina needed a bit of sprucing up but I loved the detail on it and the glass balls really give it a classy look. So after adding some Rub n Buff and dangling crystals I bought at Lowes, the only thing left to do was find the perfect lamp shade. Well turns out that was alot easier said than done. The lamp is really tall and called for a substantial shade. I finally found one that worked, only it was white. Too white. It looked too stark against the walls, which are a pale yellow. So I painted the shade a camel color to sort of blend in with the wall and then added some gold wire ribbon for added elegance.
A big thank-you to Susan for hosting this fun event. Be sure to check out Susan's blog for more great transformations.
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week!!