I picked this lamp up at a garage sale a few months ago.
She was only $5, but I actually really agonized over buying her. Her brass was UGLY and her shade was worse – but my real dilemma was that I had no where to put her. In the end, the deal won out over the practicality (like it always does!) and I shelled out 5 big ones and took her home.
Even without knowing where she was going to live I knew Heirloom White was the color for her. Honestly, I haven’t found too many things that DON’T look better in Heirloom White.
Thank you for developing the most perfect, clean, creamy color ever.
Anyway, I gave her a couple of light coats and completely transformed her. Suddenly her super-retro (in a bad way!) base was just perfect – traditional and clean and just…perfect.
I’m in the middle of a (slow-going) master bedroom update, and one day I decided the lamp on my bedside table could really stand to be changed out. So now she had a home…all she needed was a shade!
The pleats on this thing were really too much for me. But I liked the way this shade fit. It had much less of a taper than on most shades and the top had a spot for the little finial to screw in to.
When it came time to choose a fabric I was stumped. I thought about brown (one of the main colors in the master bedroom) but didn’t feel great about it. The poor shade sat naked and broken for almost 2 weeks before I thought of burlap. I was a burlap virgin until this point, but it was the PERFECT choice for this lamp. The rough texture is the perfect compliment to the almost fancy base. LOVE it!
P.S. – I covered the holes in the shade with cardstock. If I find a shade with the same proportion I’ll probably pick it up and replace it, but in the meantime my ghetto cardstock solution is getting the job done.