Wednesday, July 14, 2010

another lamp re-do and old treasures

I found another great curvy lamp, it's almost identical to my last one, except this one didn't have the maroon center that the other one had, it was completely brass.

I did take a before picture, I just can't find it in my files right now, so this will have to do.

I used regular white primer and Krylon's Ocean Breeze


and this was the result:




I found the shade at homegoods, and I love it for it's texture, it has a nice vertical ribbing pattern, I'm not sure if you can see in the picture, but it was cheap, and it's well made. I think it's perfect for the lamp!


Another great thing you may notice gracing the side table is this great stack of books I brought home from my mom's house. She has a shelf full of great old books, and I've raided her collection a few times, I don't know how I missed these beauties. I love the colors together and it's got me thinking about adding some muted reds, bright yellows and pretty oranges to the living room and the rest of the house.

We've done some major projects outside, and I can't wait to get them finished... I'll be sharing them soon, and my master bedroom is so close to being finished it's making me crazy. Maybe I'll just have to show it in progress.

Happy Summer!

12 comments:

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It looks fantastic!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great job! That is my favorite Krylon color! Looks great on your lamp!

Mine for the Making said...

Gorgeous! That's one of my fave colors and it looks great on the lamp. Brings out your pillows and the books are a great touch. It's so fun to decorate with books :)

Great job!

Chris said...

Once again, I know I'm supposed to be admiring the lamp, the table, the books...but all I can focus on is the quality of your photos! :) They're so wonderful! That being said, I LOVE that lamp. It literally looks like you bought it at HomeGoods/TJ's!

Andrew and Meagan said...

Wow! love it all- makes me want to add a pop of that pretty blue to my living room. i love your style!
meagan

Kansas Amy said...

That turned out great! And I LOVE the color!

Erica said...

I love your lamp, and I posted about my lamp project you inspired with this on my blog! Thanks for sharing yours.

Suzanne said...

You did an amazing job! I had to check back several times bc i didn't think it was the same lamp!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Wow! The lamp looks great! I'm afraid of painting it because of drips. Yours looks like it came straight from a store! Nice job!

Mindy said...

thanks for all of your wonderful comments! You are great!

abby @ tales and trials said...

Your lamp makeover turned out great! I love that blue. So cheery. I am in the middle of a lamp makeover myself. It sure it amazing what spray paint can do for an out dated brass lamp!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Not many people would have looked past that maroon and gold...it looks amazing. Love the Logan temple pics too!!