A Shady Change

Years ago I spray painted this formerly brass lamp satin nickel. At the time I was going to sell it on Craigslist but either it didn’t sell or I decided it might be useful.

Originally we used the lamp in the bedroom section of the Cottage.
Originally we used the lamp in the bedroom section of the Cottage.

More recently we’ve been using it beside the sofa in the conservatory.

We had been using the standing lamp in the conservatory with a bell-shaped shade.
We had been using the standing lamp in the conservatory with a bell-shaped shade.

I needed a temporary lamp in the master bedroom so I moved it up there and changed the shade to this sweet little French script shade that I found at Ross for $10.

French script lampshade
French script lampshade

It looks much better.

French script lamp shade
French script lamp shade

I think I might paint the satin nickel base metallic charcoal when the weather gets warm.

A standing lamp is easy and functional in different applications.
A standing lamp is easy and functional in different applications.

Until then I’ll enjoy it next to the dressing table.

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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