Monday, Monday. The best thing about today is it’s one day closer to our family beach vacation! It’s also Babygirl’s last week of Pre-K, so we’re loving on her as much as we can while our Son is at Summer Camp. Not much longer before I’m dropping them both off at the school doors. *gulp* So, projects might move a little slower in the next few weeks.
You guys floored me last week with your response to the bookcase makeover! It is crazy just how much they change the room…for the better. I’m taking a breather before tackling the next painting project, so I decided to choose the lamps. When I revealed the Living Room Plans, many of you declared your devotion to the gourd lamps, so I thought I’d get your opinions before changing them out. After all, I always show you every
painstaking step of the process!
We’ll start with the ivory gourd lamps I already had.
While I love the shape and substantial size, I was never quite happy with how they looked behind the sofa. If the console table were taller, then you could truly appreciate the cool shape of the lamp bases. But it’s not, and I’m not replacing it (making over this room with existing pieces, remember?). And now that the bookcases are white, the lamps seem to get lost against them and the light walls. Or maybe they are a nice blend?
I’m planning to paint the table tiles white or black, so that could change things too.
|Ignore the wires, pictures are for placement only.|
Then I happened across these metallic lamps with black drum shades during Lamp-A-Looza 2 and fell in love. They do detract from the black frames on the bookcases, but they also pop off the light background.
And while our Living Room is a comfortable space, I do want to add some sophistication and glamour to it. I think the black shades do just that. But I’m also a sucker for a black drum shade, so I can’t choose unbiasedly.
The metallic bases are a good connector to the octagon mirror. (Read about the mirror here.)
Then I thought maybe I was just being wooed by the black shade, so I tried them on the gourd lamp.
Hmmmm, maybe. But perhaps too busy for a room with a lot going on already.
So what’s your vote?