Lamps Before

Old Lamps are now New

The story of these lamps start way back in 2001, lets take a moment to reminisce.  I know it wasn’t that long ago, but it seems like an eternity. So much has happened since then, I graduated high school, college and graduate school, got jobs and got engaged to a wonderful man.

It all took place with none other than my mother.  Mom picked me up from school one day and said, “Hey, Al were are going antiquing.”  We had just moved to the area and we were very excited to start looking around.  We stumbled upon this little place with very eclectic and funky items. Mom saw a pair of lamps she just “had to have”.  I thought they were awful.  They needed a lot of work to bring them back from the brink of ugliness.  So, Mom bought the lamps, much to my dismay, and promised she would transform them into something amazing. Fast forward 10 years and the lamps were in the garage gathering dust.

Lamps During

After spending a couple of movie nights at Bryan’s house, I realized he needed lights in the living room.  I asked Mom if I could have the lamps. My argument was that the lamps have been in the garage for years and needed to be put to proper use.  After I cleaned up the lamps, I set about finding a color.  I read tons of design magazines and kept going back to a teal blue color.  It has been all the rage to paint one focal item in your room teal and I thought, what a great idea.  Well, after I sprayed the lamps a turquoise blue and stepped back to look at a job well done, I was horrified.  The lamps looked absolutely terrible!!!!

They didn’t go with the design of the room. Not to mention the metal accents on the lamps did not go with the blue color.  I could not believe I got suckered into a trend and thought it would work.  I punted and decided to spray the lamps black.

Lamps After

A much better choice and they are perfect!!

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