I have been trying to remove the box store generic lamps and replace with whatever I can find in my parents' attic, etc.
One trip to a local antique mall, and I found an ugly lamp to transform, but I loved the shade, or the potential the shade had. It was all of $7.50. But I thought I might just work with the lamp too.
So I took it apart and cleaned it out, then spray painted the base and other non-glass parts with brown, textured paint. I love rewiring lamps for some weird reason, so I rewired it then put it back together and now I love it. I covered the old, ugly, stained shade with burlap and added the trim.
That, of course, led me to cover more shades with burlap. This shade actually came on a $14 lamp.
I thought it would be great on this copper lamp floor my dad made in high school.
This is one of my favorite lamps. Love the detail in the base...
Then I "had" to cover the shade on the piano lamp.
I love the way they look at night, but I cannot for the life of me capture that with my camera.
I think it gives a more cohesive look, although they are not all the same. I'm trying to get away from the beaded shades I had and add a hint of mid-century, vintage style.
...and I cannot wait for this mid century beauty to arrive!! Do any of you have one of these double lamp shades?? I have fallen in love with them. I have the perfect mid-century floor lamp of my grandmother's to put it on.
Now I think I'm happy with the lamp situation as they are all vintage except the one on the piano, and none were made in China. Gotta love the "green" aspect of that.
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