My mom was in town this weekend and I always get an extra burst of decorating vigor when she’s around. For that reason, Neil is probably happy she’s not visiting that often!
After repainting that credenza I got last fall and giving it a new home in our dining room, I topped it with an awesome flea market find ($40 for this huge mirror!!). My random collection of loving cups trophies have found a temporary home there as well. I knew I wanted lamps on either side of the mirror but couldn’t decide on scale to match the pretty substantial credenza.
Then it hit me…I already had the perfect lamps, they were just living in my bedroom! But we don’t have the best overhead lighting in our bedroom and I couldn’t move them down without finding adequate replacements. My only requirement was that they be a pretty shape and a nice color because the bedroom is currently suffering from a serious case of the “tans” (y’know where everything is brown/beige/tan). Some colorful gourd lamps are where I thought I’d end up.
A bit of Home Goods retail therapy after dropping Mom off at the airport turned up the perfect pair, and on clearance for $33 a piece! Seriously, $33 for these big milk glass lamps AND shades. Unheard of! When I got them home, I realized the harps must not be the same size, because when side by side, one shade sits about an inch higher than the other. But when on our nightstands and separated by a bed, you absolutely can’t tell.
So here are the former bedroom lamps, now living on the dining room credenza:
These were another flea market find that I was downright giddy about. A perfectly functional, matching pair of alabaster lamps for under $100. Score!! The shades are from Lowes but I think I want black shades on them for the dining room. And as my mom pointed out, they need to be bigger (see the harps poking out of the top on these?). So the dining room is coming along. Still in desperate need of wall art, window treatments and these chairs.
And here are the new green milk glass lamps in the bedroom. Aren’t they pretty? Even Neil admitted he liked them which isn’t always easy!