Before I'm deemed irresponsible let me first say that technically the tornado warning was over. And it didn't seem particularly tornado-y outside. I had a vision and I had to see if my vision would work. I realize tornados don't give a flying squirrel about my visions or ideas, but I braved the storm and my vision worked. It was all for this little lady.
This is the lamp I brought home the other night after my road trip. She was re-wired by my boss which I'm pretty sure makes him a direct descendent of Thomas Edison or Ben Franklin. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the shade that was on it, but I wanted to try to overcome my fear of all things lamp-related and try a new shade.
I know - a new lamp shade, very revolutionary. Baby steps y'all.
Anyway, I found a shade I liked, but I had to remove the lamp harp to get it to work. I didn't know if this could be done, but evidently it can and I did. So I headed back out to pick up the shade to see if the colors would work. They did. And now I'm even more in love.
I think she's going to come hang out with me in my office. A little ambient lighting couldn't hurt, plus if she ever needs to randomly be re-wired again, Thomas Edison works right next door.
Quick beach chest update - she's topless and primed!
We spackled her tonight to work out some of her scratches, which we'll sand tomorrow. And then she'll FINALLY be ready for paint. I picked up her paint last night, a baby blue. She's going to have a grey wash finish. Colors inspired by the ocean, so she'll be perfect for the beach. A wash is a great way to incorporate another color into a piece without a full-on two tone look.
Now that I sound like I know what I'm talking about, let's hope I can make it work.