I liked the shape of them, and I always seem to be drawn to red, though they will be turned into a black and white piece. You just can't go wrong with black and white.
I had them in the back of the car, along with the dog, and he totally squished one of the lamp shades. He gets so excited about being in the car, even if we were just going home.
I plan to give it an updated shade, but there was something to appreciate about the surviving scalloped shade laced with gold. Fake gold, I hope.
I started cleaning it with a scotch pad and my environmentally friendly TSP,
and then Keenan woke up. Of course he did.
Fast forward a few hours (Ok, days...), and I was back at it. After cleaning the lamp, I taped off the brass hardware and base to give it its updated colour of Krylon's Outdoor Spaces 42915 Black Metallic in the hammered finish, my favorite.
After spraying the first coat and letting it dry, I got distracted again, and so that's all I've got for today.
One of the slightly lame things about living in a small mountain town is that I have to wait until we have a trip planned to get a new lampshade. I am pretty sure there is nowhere in this town that sells lampshades. I can also see myself being very particular about size and texture, so that is just going to have to wait. As is the post about the finished product!
Until next time,
As a continuation of my last lighting post, I just had to add some wall sconces and lamps to my favorite collections from Lumens.com.
I just had to add this last one too. It is so out of the box, when it comes to lighting, it just made me smile. That's the beauty of lighting; is (almost) anything goes.
I'm not sure why lighting makes me so excited, but it does, so
I had to share these one of a kind finds. Lighting alone can make me walk into a room and go, "Wow"
Sit-Up Lighted Bench by ITRE - $1,080.00
I love light. So much so, that I asked Adam to open the curtains in the morning when he gets up so I can wake up as the light comes up. Every morning, he does it for me, and I wake up tired, but happy.
When Adam is gone, I keep all the lights on at night. Even in the basement. Very not "green", I know, but even as an adult, I am still a little bit scared of the dark. I watched probably two horror movies in my life, and that did it for me!
I say, bring on the light, and let it shine!
Here is a collection of my favorite outdoor pendant lights and chandeliers by Lumens.com
Outdoor Pendant Lighting
I think these are all so beautiful; there is something very sculptural and monumental about these lighting pieces.
I didn't even touch on wall sconces and lamps. To be continued...
Let your light shine!
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By Jena Keenan