Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Help with Lamp Transformation!

I can't believe I am going to show you my family room in process! Please remember it is in process! I am still trying to decide what to do and how to bring it together. Also remember this is real life and I have two teenage boys to pick up after (or nag them until they do it)!

I have been working on this dresser.

It is now painted with some distressing and glazing. I am going to do the poly on the top and put the handles on yet. It is really bigger in the room than I thought it would be! I think I am going to watch for a smaller sofa as this furniture is way too big and I don't want the print in this room either.

I had two lamps ready to go on it and found that they were just too big and tall to fit there. So off to the thrift store I went and found two of these lamps for $2.50 each! They are rather yellowed and chipped some but I figured I could paint them up just fine and buy new lamp shades!

First I thought I would just try some glaze to accent the texture. So I just did one to see. What do you think?

I'm not sure if I like it. I am asking my blog friends for help. Should I paint them or does the glaze look fine? In our family room, I am going for an eclectic mix of traditional, rustic, french country with some old world thrown in along with it! Doesn't quite sound right but I am hoping to pull it off!

So tell me what you think! To paint or glaze or both??????


  1. From your description of what you are going for....I would say keep them glazed. What I am more curious about is the lampshade:) what style is it? What color is it?

  2. If they are going to sit on that glazed dresser then I would paint them a different color. Not sure what color though.

  3. wow what a nice looking pot design i like it i share this with my friends also.
    Nice blog.


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