I've been checking flea markets and the goodwill for some funky lamps for my entryway from the garage into the casa. Well, I never really found what I wanted. So, of course, I had to make something out of what I could find.
This is the first part that I found.
I really liked the funkiness of the base but it would definitely need a face lift.
Then I was on the hunt for the shade. I knew whatever I would find I would have to demolish and start over from scratch. Well, as I was searching, I came across this bad boy and decided that it might seem odd, but I wouldn't have to put the effort of tearing it apart. Plus I really liked the lines and the price! Only $4.
I know...pics aren't so good, but if you look close you can see it. Look real hard...need to borrow some glasses?! I promise it's there!
So, here it is on the lamp base before.
So far I have sunk $14 in this bad boy...10 for the lamp and 4 for the shade.
Now, what to do with the shade. Well, I had this idea and I had a ton of this stuff lying around, so I thought, eh, why not.
So, after watching my dvr'ed ( yeah, its a word! I just added it to my spell check dictionary! So there!) shows one night, or was it two, this is what I had.
Now, gotta pick a color for the base. I was going to do grey (or is it gray?) but decided I wanted something with more color. So, I opted for Bahama Sea Blue.
It dried very quickly, considering today was almost 60 degrees. Crazy!
Here she is in all her glory. Don't know how I feel about her.
What do you think? Is the shade too big? Does the base need to be a different color? Do I need to find either a different shade or base for it? Please, I need your help! I'm at a cross roads right now.
Here she is all lit up. I do like the shade, just don't know if she's got the right partner.
Please leave me comments. I need some serious inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to hear from you all.
Now I'm thinking red...hmm. HELP!
I linked to Vintage Revivals "Look What I Found Friday".