Friday, January 20, 2012

I love lamps.

There are a few home decor objects that I could really become a professional hoarder with.

chairs,
throw pillows,
lamps.

I can't get enough of any of those things, and I always seem to find more that I just have to add to my collection (which lives in my tiny home). However, even though I found some thrift store lamps that I spray-painted orange and placed on either side of our bed, I always knew that I'd fin some better ones - those were just holding the future lamps' place. Well, yesterday I found those lamps (yay)! They're sort of Chinoserie-style, made maybe in the '50's or '60's, and I really love them.

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They're a good bit taller than the lamps we used to have, too, which is great because those were really too low (Jordan was always bumping them, and it was annoying). I can't decide if I'm going to paint them or not. I sort of love the vintage paint job on them, but I'm not sure if I'm in love with the yellow...time will tell.

I do, however, adore the white details on the yellow base. The very bottoms with the little circus-tent shaping is the best!

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(these photos were taken last night - sorry for the terrible lighting!)

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the whole bedroom - can you tell I like symmetry?

Jordan's side:
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mine:
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I love them! What do you think -- should I paint them or no?


18 comments:

  1. I like them as is! They are beautiful!

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  2. Gorgeous! I say keep the original paint- love the character!

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  3. I love the colour AND the character. I think the soft yellow looks amazing with your wall colour. So pretty!

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  4. My thought, live with them for a while before you make the decision. :)

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  5. i have loved watching your bedroom slowly evolve! i think this is my favorite stage yet :-) i know things never stay the same for long (i'm the same way with my house)... but i say keep the lamps that soft yellow for now... i like how it compliments the warm colors from your bed~

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  6. thank you guys! I'm definitely going to live with them for a bit for now, then possibly paint them later. i'm thinking i'm going to need them to be bolder though - i like too much color for a pastel bedroom! :)

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  7. I'd leave them as they are, so charming and beautiful, flaws and all! Janell

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  8. That's tough. I really loved the pop of orange that the others brought, but these bring a more elegant, vintage feel to the room. I'd leave them for a while. You know you're going to change them soon regardless . . . :-). Told you I don't miss your blog. PS - your pop of orange has influenced my master BR design plans!
    Trish
    www.mash-upchic.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the original!! If you find you want more pop you could do something funky/bright to the lampshade or change it to another shape color before you paint the base.

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  10. I like the soft yellow, but would love to see the orange from the bedskirts make 'em pop as well. You can't go wrong really. :)

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  11. Don't paint them. At least not yet. Love them. Good find.

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  12. My absolute favorite thing about this room is the pop of orange on the bedskirt.. perfection!

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  13. They look great as they are, living with the look is a good idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. The yellow looks really lovely with your wall color! I say keep it ;)

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  15. They are beautiful, and look great in your room...but Id have a hard time not painting them! Whatever you do will be perfection!

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  16. Love the height! Like, seriously perfect size.

    I would keep the bases as is---I like the patina on them---and get new drum shades that go an inch or 2 further down the base of the lamp. Then if you want more color, think about trim! I think black shades would look pretty dang fantastic, but they don't give off tons of light.

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  17. Love them ~ I say keep the yellow :)

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