I Will Keep The Light On

OK . . . you are probably going to say . . . you are showing us another treasure?

Yes, I am! 🙂

When I was placing some things on the table

that is between the two chairs in the dining room sitting area . . .

I thought, it would be nice to have a lamp on the table.

Then it came to me, after releasing my senioritis, that I bought a lamp at the estate sale!

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I’m All About That Brass . . . I’m All About that Brass

I’m all about that brass . . . not the bass . . . not the bass.

I have always loved brass . . . however, it fell out of favor for a while.

But, now it is back.

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Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty Friday, #10…A Metal Lampshade Makeover

I love Pam’s blog, Simple Details.

Pam always has the greatest projects and decorating ideas and this week I saw her makeover of a metal lampshade.

I have a lamp that I purchased many years ago from Bombay (I miss that store!)…

…..but I no longer am crazy about the color of the shade. It was a “dark greenish blue”..

So I decided to do what Pam did and give it a makeover.

And here it is:

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I love the shiny lacquered look.

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This is was my inspiration from Pam…

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Pam’s shade looked similar to these….she had forgotten to take before pics…I can so relate to that!!

She took these shades similar to hers from an eBay pic.

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Pam compared the shiny lacquered look to a flat black look, and I agreed that the lacquered look was the best.

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This is the lamp before….

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It was hard to capture the true original color of the shade before I painted it…but is truly was a “dark greenish blue”

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I gathered my supplies which with the exception of the paint, are items that were in my SWAG bag from Haven last year!!

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I used Pam’s paint of choice…and it was a great choice!

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So a lamp that I have had in the attic for a long time, has found its way back home!

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I changed the foyer table vignette around since the lamp found its home here…

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I removed the large demijohn and placed the lamp in that space and added the bird house…

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I am so pleased on how this turned out.

I have other metallic paints (Martha Stewart) and now have the inspiration to try it on more lamp shades…

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I so glad that I went with this finish..and my hubby also gave it the thumbs up!

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And now that brass is making a comeback…I may be dragging more things out of the attic!

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So here’s another look of the lamp I rescued from the attic and updated the shade thanks to Pam!!

Take the time to visit Pam’s blog, Simple Details…you won’t be disappointed…she is a very talented lady!!

I am off to my Watercolor Painting Class…yes, I am going to try my hand at this!!!…so excited!

Have a wonderful weekend…and Happy Mother’s Day!!

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