Tuesday, March 20, 2012

White to Brown? Yes BROWN~

Remember these beauties?  I must confess I really liked these lamps on sight so into the buggy they went, then I second guessed myself so out of the buggy and back on the shelf.  I strolled around the store a bit and kept thinking of them and looking at them from afar and I said to myself: Nina I think I really love these lamps so back into the buggy and home with me they came.
Ready for another confession?  This is the 4th time I have painted them!  There I said it, four times, wanna know the colors I painted them before I finally~finally settled on this color?  Okay, first was silver, hated it not shiny enough, then here comes the gold, so WRONG, I thought awh black will be perfect then hubby comes home and says I think they will look better brown~

So here they are all chippy and with very bad repairs.  I had to re-repair and do a bit of sanding before I got them to look this BEAUTIFUL!

Okay, so they do look black, but truly they are a very rich dark brown.  Dare I say it?  Hubby was right!  I love how they look with the white shades what a pop Right?  I also think they look okay this dark with the colorful art in the background.

 I bought the art at Hobby Lobby, it was originally marked $159.99 I paid $32.00 for it because the glass was broken and some of the panels were off.  I needed a large piece of art for the living room so I thought I like it without the glass & I know I can replace the panels with a little hot glue.  I paired all of this with some small frames I also bought at Hobby Lobby for $24.00 for the pair.  I had these hung in the little space between the panels we have framed in our room, they were the perfect fit.  I had them hung for about 4 years without anything in them, it drove my husband crazy.  I do not know why it had not occurred to me before yesterday, but I remembered I had some cool  Fleur-De-Lis mini Christmas ornaments so I tore the hangers off and glued them to the frame I was not able to remove the glass they were just glued in really really well so I just glued them straight onto the glass.  I have to tell you a funny story about the backing on each little frame.  The bright yellow was a piece of ribbon I had as was the red, the taupe color was a pair of undies (that was the funny part) (Smiling?) and the green was an old tee.  Wow so many confessions in one post!

I love the way they turned out so colorful and they add just the right amount of color. 

Here is the little vignette I have with the lamps.  I also bought the hurricane lamp at Hobby Lobby for $3.00 because it was broken thank God the broken piece was still with it so it was an easy fix, the mirrored vase was another Hobby Lobby purchase, I can't remember how much it was but I am sure not over $10.00.  The hearts were part of my beautiful mommy's collection that I happened to give her, they mean so much to me two of them are Nambe, something she & I loved and collected.

I realized something tonight as I was posting.  I REALLY need to get better at my picture taking abilities.  I will work on that I PROMISE~

Thank You & Many Blessings~

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  1. I love how your lamps came out, very gorgeous. The Fleur-De-Lis in frames are pretty too. I like the color behind them. But the thing I love the most is that hurricane lamp, it's very beautiful.

  2. I totally love your lamps makeover! They look so much better now!

    1. Thank you, I can not believe how many times I painted them, but this is the last time I am really happy with the look.
      I also, wish to thank you for being one of my first followers I so enjoy your blog & I am happy you will follow mine.

      Thank you & Many Blessings

  3. the lamps look great i knew it was there hee hee

    1. They do look great right? I can't believe how many times I painted them, but this is the last, I am pretty happy with the way they look.
      Also, I want to thank you so much for being one of my first followers.

      Thank You & Many Blessings


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