While I realize most people are not decorating around an 1886 organ, it does provide a sort of "sideboard" space when closed, and most all of us can relate to that.
Plus, this is effectively our front entry -- of sorts. Everyone comes through this door between the organ and piano, which sits on the left. You can see the whole room HERE, and the background of the organ HERE.
I really wanted a lamp in that corner, but didn't have one here that worked so I have been on the lookout for something. Luis and I stopped by an indoor flea market Saturday very near where we live and I spotted this antique brass lamp for $16.
It had two of these old, moldy shades, so I ripped off the fabric, then covered both with burlap and trim. Easy, easy fix.
I have done this to so many lampshades, and not only is it easy, I love the texture, and they go with everything.
Then I decided to add some leftover chandelier prisms to the lamp...
...and try it where I wanted to use it on the organ.
But I decided to try it without the shades.
Then, I didn't really like that because even with 25 watt bulbs, it was way too bright when on, so I put the shades back on. I should mention, the window here is out of my grandparent's house and the Washington, D.C., cathedral photograph was found in my great grandmother's things.
I liked that, but wasn't crazy about the prisms, so I took them off.
I also wanted to try it with the organ open, because the reason I didn't have a lamp there in the first place is because there is only a small spot for a lamp to sit, and it would need to work with the organ opened and closed. Voila -- this one was perfect. The little marble base was just small enough to fit.
The light is wonderful for a little glow in that corner, but bright enough if one needs to read music.
I could not be more pleased with it:-) I actually like it better with the organ open, but generally leave it closed so it doesn't get too dusty.
So for $16 and a little elbow grease, I got the perfect lamp for my antique organ -- open or closed. And I can use it with or without the shades so I get more than one look. Plus, it's unique, and I love that.
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