I woke up the other morning, looked at it and thought, "Why the hell did I paint it pink??!!" Inspiration come at weird times, and yes those are gray crystals hanging from it.
I decided it needed gray.
Stonington Gray. From when we were trying to pick a paint colour last year. It is a beautiful pale french gray but on our walls it just looked purple. It does not look purple on my lamp. It looks more greige.
This lamp is large, heavy & it dominates the room. From base to tip it's 33 1/2 inches Suddenly I knew I needed a new shade for this look so off to Homesense I went. I couldn't find a shade, walked out with nothing... but inspiration. I got another moment of inspiration while looking at proper, common lampshades which I realized was the last thing this lamp needed.
I was looking at http://www.dearlillie.blogspot.com/ (if you have ever been a mother to a little girl, go look at this beautiful blog, it will remind you of your little girl when you dressed her up), and she was demonstrating how to do a ruffled lampshade: http://dearlillieblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/finally-ruffled-lampshade-tutorial-some.html so I tried it and it was an epic fail. I don't know why, maybe the fabric was too wide, too thick (it was linen), it just was awful. But I realized I was trying too hard to make ruffles and instead I took a long piece of linen and folded and sewed until I created a soft lampshade cover. It's not stunning, it's not perfect but the effect is exactly what I needed.
I am thrilled with it's new look. It's softness is inspiring.
I live in Northern Alberta and the snow is melting at top speed. The sun is out at full blaze and the light is inspiring me all the time. (we get really long hours of sun here and by June 21 we only get about 5 hours of dark. All this light is addictive) Who knows what I'm going to wake up thinking next week.
Until next time,