While I was browsing the lamps, I got really excited when I spotted two matching and crazy ugly lamps.
I showed them to my son.
Me: "Look at these lamps, I want them!"
Son: "Oh, they are freakin ugly. They are the ugliest lamps I have ever seen!"
Me: "I love them."
Him: "You are not buying them, we have no room!"
So we left. That night I kept dreaming about the awesome ugly lamps and guess what? I went back the next day and THANK YOU they were still there.
I grabbed them and bolted to the register. I was so full of joy (I'm serious)! The lady at the register looked at me like I had two heads. And I giggled: "Aren't they so ugly?"
She looked at me again and asked: "Well do you want them now or what?"
Me: "Well of course I do, how couldn't I?"
This is where I have to explain my lamp addiction which was I guess was passed down from my mother who has (and I made her count) 22 lamps in her house. She's had mostly the same lamps for the past 40 years but I like adding and moving them around. Lamps are expensive, so I can't argue with Salvation Army when they are selling ugly lamps for $8.
What I love about these two ugly lamps is that they have a great shape and are very big. I love big things (stop it, I know what you are thinking), I'm talking decor here.
They reminded me of Jonathan Adler lamps. I love him!
|Jonathan Adler Trousdale Lamps|
While I'm always drawn to painting things white (I guess it has to do with the effect that snow has on me. I just love it when the earth is covered in this clean, calm white), I had to try to at least change it up a little bit. And if you have checked out my blog before than you know that I'm also really in love with stripes.
So I taped and primed the lamps. I had some different shades of grey left and after some more taping, spray painting and these fabulous Target shades (I always buy shades when I see a great cheap pair at a store), this is what I came up with:
|I don't know why the one shade looks beige in this picture, it is white like the other one.|
|The yellow stripe is actually a ribbon and that ribbon can be removed and changed whenever you want.|
|Just to show you what it would look like with a different ribbon and flower.|
Aren't they awesome? Or is it just me?
I loooooove them even more now and nobody has called them ugly since.
My mission is accomplished!
Do you get as excited as I do about ugly decor?
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I hope to see you soon fellow webbers.
Germans pronounce it YOULEE-A (thanks Roeshel from DIY Show Off)