I received my first mean comment and here it is:
"In my opinion, you took a few thousand dollars worth of quality brass lamps and turned them into cheap looking junk."
If you are wondering which post this comment belongs to, it was left on my painting brass lamps post.
|Click here to see it.|
First off I need to say that my feelings were not hurt and I'm not angry either. But I do feel like I have to reply to it, not only in the reply box under his comment, but officially with this post.
So here it goes:
I don't know how you can tell in my photos that these are quality brass lamps but what I do know is that you appear to find things in the blogosphere that you do not like, so you can comment on it. I on the other hand like to find things on blogs that I like or love and comment on it. I try to seek out the positive things. Why do you feel the need to leave a rude comment?
Especially since you can in no way tell by my photos if those nonfunctioning, disheveled lamps are actually brass.
Let me demonstrate something to you with this photo:
Do you see all the items stuck to the lamps? Well they are my children's magnets! What does that mean?
Magnets do not stick to "quality" solid brass since brass isn't magnetic. This shows you that these lamps are brass plated metal.
So let me tell you, I didn't ruin thousands of dollars worth of quality brass but I chose to paint magnetic metal. Do you have a problem with that too?
And just to clarify/justify my other brass projects like my shelf. See in this picture, the magnets stick as well:
Now see my little owl in the next photo?
The magnets do not stick!!! It's solid brass and guess what? I didn't paint it, because if you would have been following my blog, then you would actually know that I have developed quite the love for "quality" brass and embraced it in my home. I would definitely not want to paint it.
Here are also some more of my blog posts that declare my love for "quality" brass. Click here if you want to see them!
|Like this lovely quality brass dresser (image via 1dbibs)|
|Or this stylish room with quality brass accessories (image via Greg Natale)|
One more thing, even if I would have painted "quality" brass, there is such a thing as paint strippers, which would restore the former beauty of a painted brass piece.
I'd certainly be willing to strike a deal with you and personally strip the lamps again, so I could sell you the "quality" brass pieces for thousands of dollars.
After all, this is in the eye of the beholder.
Have a wonderful day Thom.