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Ever have a project that wouldn’t cooperate? This is the back story, I’ve put most of my decorating efforts into the dinning room and the living room is still a bit blah. I’ve got some of the more major things done, the hideous coffee table now has a cover, the windows have a valance and I painted the lamp base and covered the shade.
This is sort of a tricky space to photograph, there is no direct natural light at all. The original color was actually brown (the flash bleached it out) and made the room look like a cave. My grandmother and I painted it literally the day after we closed on the house. My grandmother lives to paint. I kid you not, she and my grandfather showed up with ladders, plastic, paint trays and brushes ready to go.
This is more or less what it looked like for the last 2 months.The ribbon rosettes matched the last wreath. See the horrible coffee table the tv sits on? It was my boyfriends for a million years before we met. It’s been the home of our TV since we bought it. The top is a wicker mat over a metal base and over the years its gotten broken and….. gross. For $9 dollars I bought 2 yards of clearance heavy-weight home decor fabric and made a cover.
It has slits on all four corners. We keep the Wii and DVD player on the shelf under the TV so we needed to be able to get to them. When we watch a movie we just flip up the front. We tend to watch more from netflix via the wii so it’s not much of an issue because the wii bar in on top of the TV.
Now onto the uncooperative part…
We got two of these lamps from my boyfriends grandmother when she passed away in January. The shades I got a a garage sale for $1 each. I hate the finish on these lamps. Step one was to paint them. I used Rustoleum Hammered Copper. I use that for everything from the $3 shelf from hobby lobby to the frames for the cow pics.
Once again this is pretty bad for color. The walls are actually a light creamy yellow color. I covered the shade with some leftover dark brown burlap. It’s pretty puffy. And if you sit on the couch you can see up the shade. I’m waiting for it to grow on me. Or to find a another cheap shade. It’s probably going to stay at least until the party. What do you think? Should I burn the shade? Keep it forever? Add something more?
|I do like the way it looks all lit up…|