Wednesday, December 16, 2009

#113...lamp redo take two

I recently redid this lamp for a client. I picked the brass candlestick lamp up at the Goodwill for $6.99. At first, I spray painted the base orange, and wrapped the top part (like this) with a scrap of Amy Butler's Love fabrics. I found the shade at a different Goodwill shop for $1.99.

The whole thing looked O.K. and you can see it here in my client's room, but neither she or I loved it. The orange was slightly garish, and the shade, while being the right shape, was slightly yellow in color and covered with some type of tone on tone squiggle pattern that just did not look that great lit. Additionally, the fabric we chose for the top of the lamp seemed to be too big of a pattern, and you really lost the paisley effect with such a small bit of it showing.
So, I took another stab at the lamp, this time changing the base color to wine to match mirrors hanging in the room. I recovered the top part in a smaller fabric print, and decided to try covering the lampshade with fabric that has a coral/orange in it that we used elsewhere in the room. I think it makes a better coordinated statement now, and will hopefully fit right in with the other room elements.

1 comment:

Sara Carolina said...

Yes! like the new lamp much more! And the pot holders are so stinkin' cute. I will be using them lots tomorrow in preparation for the Christmas meal!