Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A little paint project…….


I bought two of these lamps from Kirkland's a few months back to go on the chest in the upstairs hallway.

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When they arrived the finish on them was a little darker than as pictured.
I lived with them for a while but didn’t love how they looked with the mirror and painted chest.
SO, I painted them!


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It isn’t a huge transformation…..I just wanted a lighter look so all it took was a little grey paint.

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I love this basket….the lid is a little wonky but I think that just adds to the charm.

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This is the view when you reach the top of the stairs……
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15 comments:

Stacey said...

Such a beautiful view at every turn in your home. I recently bought a lamp at Kirkland's for $40 and it looks amazing. I love that you painted yours to make them have that perfect french country look that you do so well.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Your blog has a new look since I last visited ~ it's lovely!

And I LOVE how you share your DIY projects with all of us. Your lamps are beautiful!

Hugs,
Lin

Mari said...

Des your new lamps look great.....I love how you lighten them now they are perfect! Your home is soooo beautiful, I always enjoy your post....

Have a great day~
Mari

Angelina PeoniesandOrangeBlossoms said...

Your lamps look great on that chest... And speaking of that chest I just love the color of it! Did you paint too?

niartist said...

LOVE!~!!

Now all you need is some Cross Bottle Guy cross bottles! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Always fun to update with a little paint. I have painted several lamps and it's such an easy fix. I love your chest too. I also love your new blog look!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Hi Des,
Tweaking and highlighting is also what I do when purchases arrive. Your tweaking made the lamps stunning and I love that basket. The view looking down inio your room made me swoon. Oh how I love Zebra and your room has dimension, drama and interest galore.
xoxo,
Vera

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the lamps...you certainly worked your magic....I also love the entire area...the chest, the mirror, and those amazing floors!!!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

great looking lamps. I had planned to paint two old floor lamps black, but now looking at yours I'm rethinking the color I'll paint them.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

The mirror, the basket, the lamps, I love it all!!! Your home should be on one of those walking home tours they have in the Fall. So pretty! I've painted a few Kirkland's pieces too and love them. I love that we can personalize our stuff with something as simple as paint. :)

Pinehurst Farm said...

Lovely lamps! Love the new look you have on your blog. You have such a pretty home.
Blessings

The French Hutch said...

Lovely lamps, lovely home and lovely blog! I'm your latest follower…….

Joni Webb said...

I love to see your upstairs!!!!

Kelly said...

I love your pretty painted chest and new lamps! Your upstairs area looks so inviting. You're lucky to have that space at the top of your stairs! I also noticed your pretty new blog design. Looks so good. I should have mine redone. It's old, but I just haven't gotten around to it.

Anonymous said...

Des, the lamps look great (as does your whole house). Can I ask what kind of paint did you use to paint them?

Pat in Chicago