Lamp Week continues…Let there be light!
I’m very happy you’re here today. Welcome back!
Yesterday in Update #2, we saw the left side lamp in Bedside Lamp Update. Today, we are going across the bed for Update #3. Don’t get hung up in pillows and fall asleep, y’all.
The room is all aglow with three soft lamps, creating a comfy ambiance. Just as a bedroom should. Lamps change everything in any space. For this room – subtle but adequate.
I consider lamps to be the necessary accessory. Why not make them meaningful, beautiful, and decorative?
This week, I’m making do with what we already have – not buying anything except a cheap shade here and there. Embellishments and updates.
Here’s what today’s shade looked like after bringing it home from my favorite reno supply warehouse called Building Blocks. Cute name, huh?
The shade on the right was used for Update #1 in Retro Floor Lamp Got A Sweater.
Today’s update began with the brown and gold shade – $3. Let me back up, though. It truly began when I bought the sweater for Lamp Update #1.
Funny how things happen. I went to Salvation Army to find a sweater for covering one shade. I bought two. $3 each.
The pink didn’t make sense, color-wise, but I could not resist. I luuuuuvvvv powder pink!
This picture demonstrates how to expertly pile the sweater on top for a test run. 😉 So classy!
Didn’t know where I’d put a pink lampshade, but I fell in love. (Must be the timing with Valentine’s Day.)
So it followed me home, along with the beige one. ‘Cause it knew it would be loved here. And it is.
I love the different patterns in the yarn. I love the little pom-poms most of all.
Since the shade was dark, I covered it with white lining before “sweatering” it. If you missed Update #1 this week, you’ll want to follow the link to see how it’s done (Retro Floor Lamp Got A Sweater). So easy!
Speaking of the retro floor lamp, I’m considering moving it to Fun Son’s room. Two sweater shades in one room? Probably too much.
Don’t worry, tomorrow we’re back out in the garage with the paint can again. And I have a surprising shocker for later this week. Yes, sometimes I even shock myself at the lengths I go to in the name of creativity (and making do).
Not sure it’s always worthy of the effort in the end.
But, hey! Interesting things happen when you test new (and made-up) techniques. Sounds like we did it on purpose when we call it a technique.
For tomorrow, we’re finally coming out of the nostalgia room. Headed into the kitchen. Don’t you love kitchen lamps? Me, too!
I can hardly wait, y’all!
Here are the links to every lamp reno we’ve done this week: