A preface is needed for the pictures below.
Every morning I wake up and stare at the chevron wall art that is on our bedroom wall. Sometimes I will lay in bed thinking, "wow, I should have spray painted more lids. Maybe I should start saving lids again. I think I need to go buy more shoes so I have lids."
Or, "I need something else on the wall. Maybe it isn't the wall, maybe it is that ghastly yellow chair? I really need to reupholster that chair. I wonder where I put my staple gun. I should really clean out the garage, maybe the staple gun is hidden in there."
Do you get my point?
I get gray hairs just laying in bed...thinking about a wall. Yes, I wake up in the morning and think about a wall.
A few weeks ago I finally decided that I was going to add a lamp to the top of our dresser, thus to also help me stop thinking about "the wall". The lamp base was a beauty with it's intricate details, but all of that was overshadowed by it gold goodness. The lamp shade had that 70's-tastic yellow glow to it and it smelled of moth balls and dust.
So I removed the clothe from the lampshade so that only that bare bones of it was left. Then I gave both the base and the shade a nice coat of Kilz Primer and Krylon White spray paint.
When you look at this picture please be aware that I know there is no light bulb in the lamp. I am waiting to find the right vintage edison bulb.
And yes, the finial is still an outlandish gold color. I had to actually look up what a finial was because I was going to write, "The twisty screw on top of the lamp."
Finial sounds way more professional, don't cha think?
I thought a skeleton lamp shade with a white base would be the right touch to complete my wall. I wanted a piece to go along with my chevron wall art that was simplistic in nature, but still made a bold statement.
I wanted a piece that made me wake up in the morning and say, "Hello wall, why don't you look just lovely today."
So be real with me. What are your feelings about my monochromatic friend?