Friday, May 14, 2010

Lamp Redo

I have a pair of these lamps, given to me for my birthday or Mother's Day one year.  I still like them, but am not crazy about the color anymore.  A little ORB to the rescue.  I do love that stuff.  I used the same technique on the lamp, as I did on the ceiling medallion turned wall art, that I posted about yesterday, including the dry brush technique with gold paint.  You can read about that here.

I taped off the harp of the lamp by just wrapping a piece of computer paper around the top part and taping it under the socket.  I also taped a section of the cord near the lamp base to protect it from over spray.  Please ignore the pig in the background.  Ummmm...for those of you who don't live in the country...the pig I am referring to is the big green monstrosity that we who do live in the country, store propane fuel in.  They come in a variety of colors.  Ours is green...the better to blend in...yeah right!  Someday, I'm going to build a fence with a gate around that thing and plant some flowers to hide it.

Here's some close-ups of the highlighting

And here's the finished base...much better...and it matches my medallion perfectly don't you think?

Now about that shade.  It has seen better days.  I picked up a couple yards of fabric.  One was $1 and the other $2.50 a yard.  So for $3.50 I have enough to do both lamp shades if I want.  For now I'm only doing one, as the other lamp is in the living room and I'm not sure if I want them to match or not.

What do you think of these fabrics, alternating between the sections of the shade, with some black trim between?  I realize I am talking to myself here, since this blog is ony 1 day old, but I talk to myself a lot...what was that I said?  I didn't hear me.  Silly me.

I'm not even sure I completely like these fabrics.  A nice black and cream harlequin would be yummy wouldn't it?  I'll have to think on it for a while.  Lest you think I am not being thrifty...if I don't use them on the lamp, they will get used somewhere...even as gift wrap maybe.

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