Tuesday, October 12, 2010

gold!

i mentioned before that i pictured brass lamps in our newly redecorated bedroom, but they weren't the easiest thing to find. i couldn't convince myself that it was ok to have mis-matched brass lamps, so i just waited until i found 2 twin shiny guys to flock our bedsides. yesterday was the day. i realize they might seem a little 80's-tacky, but brass was all i could picture when i painted the room with my morroccan-inspired stencil, and i am glad that i did it. hopefully some of you guys can catch my vision :)

here's what our bedroom looked like last night:

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DRAMA

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i put the old harps and shades from the classic home depot lamps onto the brass guys to contemporize (i made that word up) the lamps. much better.
sidenote: why can't aloe plants just stand up straight? this guy just leannnnnnns everytime i add soil to his little pot. STAND UP!
sidenote 2: should i have ironed my pillowcases for you? sorry.

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maybe there's a genie in that lamp. eh?

9 comments:

  1. Very cute! :) Are you keeping the side tables blue or is that another project down the road?

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  2. thanks! i'm not sure about the side tables. for now, i kind of love the light blue contrasting with the red (one of my favorite color combos), but i will probably change it eventually. i'm on the lookout for a larger dresser for the TV (which you guys never see, because it's ugly), but when i find it, i may end up painting all 3 pieces a new, different color. i may end up painting these lamps, too. i can't decide :)

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  3. i love the aloe in the glass vase! so creative.

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  4. The gold/brass looks beautiful--the finishing touch! And I love the red, gold, and baby blue together. The aloe is very sculptural. Thanks for sharing your transformation.

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  5. It's never ending is it? But that's good! Keeps us entertained and you busy. :) It's too bad we don't live closer, I have a nice long dresser perfect for a long wall and just high enough for a flat screen tv. It's primed and ready to be painted.

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  6. i think the brass lamps are perfect with the new walls! gold/brass is having a comeback you know ;) all in the way you use it!

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  7. susan - it's soooo neverending. driving myself nuts. i go back and forth between decorating and redecorating the kitchen and bedroom. the madness needs to end! :)

    lauren - yes! i think we can thank kelly wearstler for the gold comback...that, and anything remotely 80s!

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  8. Love the brass lamps, love the wall treatment, great work!

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