Lamp Re-Vamp

I have to admit, the title of my post made me giggle.

On Sunday, my husband took down the chandelier in what is supposed to be our formal dining room, but we’re using it as a sitting area because it connects directly to the living room.  It came with our house and was brushed silver.

After brushing it with some steel wool, and spraying it with primer, I decided to paint it the same color as the hardware on my pallet coffee table.

I also purchased some Edison light bulbs to give the chandelier an antique-y vibe.  I think it still looks like a pretty modern, semi-industrial chandelier.

The light coming from the Edison bulbs is so much warmer than the light from a fluorescent bulb.  Much prettier for photography!

I also got a table lamp that was white ceramic from Marshall’s a few months ago, but the desk and bookcases in our office are white right now, so I decided to give the lamp a little boost.  I totally forgot to take a picture of the original lamp, but imagine it shiny and white.

 

The light coming from the Edison bulbs is so much warmer than the light from a fluorescent bulb.  Much prettier for photography!

I also got a table lamp that was white ceramic from Marshall’s a few months ago, but the desk and bookcases in our office are white right now, so I decided to give the lamp a little boost.  I totally forgot to take a picture of the original lamp, but imagine it shiny and white.

I love how bold the blue is, and this paint dried really quick! I don’t think it’s actually intended for ceramic, so we’ll see how well it holds up.  I decided that I don’t like the shade that’s currently on the lamp, so I’ll be hunting for something new.

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For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you know that yesterday I made an outstanding purchase at Goodwill.

These chairs were only $12.00 each!! I’m putting these chairs in my project line up and hopefully I’ll get them started sooner than I have the drapes.  I’m pretty sure that parts of the chair are not actually wood, but maybe some type of resin? Oh well! I’m too happy to have found a style of chair that I like for so cheap!

I found my fabric for the back panel of the chair.  For the front of the chair and the cushion, I’m going to use drop cloths, which are kind of a light oatmeal color.

What do you think? My drapes are (eventually going to be) white with a blue Marrakech trellis pattern.  I hope it all works together! I’ve really tried to just go with what I like and make it work, and so far, so good.  I hope I can keep that ball rolling.

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I’ve decided that for 2014 I’d like to do a photo a week project and I’d love it if you all would join me.  I’ll have a post coming tomorrow with the weekly photos to be taken and how it will all work.

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