I posted this mid-fluffing picture of my office on Instagram last week and had some questions about the lamp.
(My plan is to bring the orange rug back for Fall and add a few blue accents. Oh, and I also “organized” my bookcases. Hence, the pile of junk in the corner. . . )
So, my big, beautiful brass lamp. It was a find.
I paid a whopping $1 for it at a yard sale.
People around here must be reading something I’m not that says to get rid of all your brass lamp bases immediately. This may or may not be one of five brass lamps I’ve bought over the last few months, with the most expensive one costing me a whole $5. All have come from Goodwill, yard sales, or ummm…. I might have made my husband get out of the car at the dump and get one on the verge of being put into the ground. (Lamp rescue!) I’m accumulating a nice little collection of shade-less lamps in our garage.
Finding the right shade is always the tricky part. But, I remembered I had those huge ones from the lamps in our last dining room. (I originally found them at Pottery Barn Outlet.)
Luckily, they are more of a paper than a fabric shade and took about two minutes to spray paint. It’s Valspar’s Gloss Indigo Cloth--the same deep blue I used on my son’s metal bed.
Not bad for a dollar and some leftover spray paint.
Looking for another easy way to dress up a lamp shade? I posted about covering shades with fabric here.