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Let There Be Light!

A couple weekends ago, I bought new lamps for the living room. The previous lamps were fine, but were just not the overall look I was going for.

Here is one of the old lamps:

I sold them on Craigslist and bought a pair of these beauties in their place:

There were a few reasons I settled on these lamps. First, the previous lamps were a good size, so the new lamps needed to be of comparable size in order to balance out the sofa. They may  not look that tall in the photo, but there were nearly the tallest lamps in the store! Secondly, I liked their gourd shape. Third, I liked the lamp shade that came with it. And finally, the price was right!

Also, I dressed up the drum shade a bit by adding ribbon trim to the top and bottom and to create more contrast.

After:

Close-up:

I am happy with my new lamps and the subtle change they contribute to my living room! I will probably paint them cream or black one of these days, but for now, I like them.

Come back tomorrow for another change to the living room… this time, it’s a big change! (at least, big to me)

Linking up to: Just a Girl, Between Naps on the Porch, Blue Cricket Designs, The Girl CreativeFingerprints on the Fridge, Anything RelatedTip JunkieSavvy Southern Style, Today’s Creative Blog, My Backyard EdenIt’s So Very Cheri, & The Shabby Nest.

 

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