I picked this up at a yard sale. (Yes, it goes without saying, a long time ago! Like so much of my "stuff" it has been in that long line of "when-I-get-to-it" items.) Well, last week I got tuit.
I especially liked the swing arm that allows for flexibility without moving the entire lamp.
There was one problem. This particular fixture required a bulb with a gargantuan base. But, that was not a big deal. Turns out they make a converter piece that screws into the opening and allows one to use a standard light bulb. Voila!
The variety in metallic spray paint seems to have diminished, at least at most hardware stores. There's antique brass and then there is antique brass. So I checked out the automotive supply store and found a color called Medium Driftwood Metallic. It costs more than the standard variety, but when you don't want chrome or brass, I guess you have to pay for it.
I bought this one at a resale shop and had it home before I realized the pole had a little bend in it and another little issue where it connects to the base. But, whatever, it's behind the couch. I painted it Chrysler Bright Platinum, a color I obviously purchased at the automotive store.
I do have 9 1/2 ft. ceilings but I thought it looked prettier lit.
Here is a picture of Anthropologie's shade with the light on. Not sure I would get this effect with a black shade and that's ok with me. I prefer the unlit version. Obviously some experimentation is on the agenda since I'm not sure I can duplicate this effect.
Obviously the fringe had to go. Painting this one was really not an option so I chose to cover it.
late one night I added some burlap flowers. The next morning I decided I didn't like the fringe around the top.
I tried flipping it up and like it that way better. I'm not sure if I'm finished with this one or not but I need to move on to other projects.
It looks pretty good with my burlap curtains. Opps, I haven't talked about my burlap striped curtains yet. Now, that will have to be my next post.
(PS. I know some of you will notice this "final" picture was taken before the fringe was flipped up. I tried to retake this shot but it's raining today and I can't get a decent photo.)
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