Hey all – I’ve been crazy busy with my Etsy shop ((YAY!)) so I’ve been ((mostly)) ignoring my blog. I sold 8 of my 52 Reasons I Love You decks, 2 sets of flowers, and a set of Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies. The decks normally take 3 days each to make and I had enough orders one after another that I got roughly 4 hours of sleep every night for a week trying to complete them all on time.
So since things called down ((I actually did finish and ship out an order, but I had some time to kill between that & the biweekly roommates visit)) I decided to redecorate, surprise!.
I’ve been meaning to change out the lamps in our guest bedroom…. the ones I got when we moved in were 3.99$ from Goodwill, the shades were 4.99$ from target ((on clearance)). The lace and burlap I already had, and the spray paint is the same I used for the dining room chairs. Basically, they were 12$ lamps ((each)). Not bad when you need a quick fix because your house has no overhead lighting….
My original plan was to put the lace on the shade & use fabric paint over it to leave the lace outline….. I tried & it failed. It kind of spread and left fuzzy lines instead of crisp ones I was hoping for. So I just sewed the lace on up the back and did the same for the burlap strip around the top & called it a day. No problem, except until the lights warm up ((they’re instant on but energy efficient and take about 5-10 minutes to fully brighten)) they cast a blue light…. in a blue room…. with blue sheets. Plus they’re pretty short, so you get an eye full of instalight when you turn them on.
So, I did what any self respecting DIYer would do: I hit up Goodwill again! This time in the neighboring town. I spotted these hugely roundish builders beige lamp bases for 5.99 each & half off! Mine! Sold! Brought them home & was so excited I put on two coats of silver spray paint without taking any pictures.
Which just left shades….which I also got excited about and didn’t take any before pictures. Thank you, Lowes, for being awesome.
I knew I wanted to keep the brown/blue theme, but with my recent hatred of the lamps I decided to lean towards the brown. I found some large drum burlapesque shades from Lowes for 14.97$ each ((my splurge, but I get 5% off for using my Lowes card)) and instantly had this idea….
Left: No bulb on, Notes in Constellations by Chiodos.
Right: Bulb on, This Must Be the Place ((originally by the Talking Heads, The Hubby likes to scold me when I say it’s by Miles Fisher, but it’s his version I love & use.))
Next up in this room is the pallet headboard ((which I have yet to secure, The Hubby works with pallets and they have tons laying around but he refuses to bring one home in his car.)) and the crate wall. Crates I have! Half of them are even stained.
Have you done any quick & easy updates that change the look of the room?
What do you think of my awesome shades?!
Leave me your thoughts below :0)