This is sort of like that. Check out this picture I posted in January when I repainted the bedroom a lighter shade.
Now, check out this picture I took tonight. (It's slightly less clean because I didn't just repaint. Everyone knows when you repaint and you put the furniture back in place you dust, vaccum and position everything just perfect. And it's never like that again.)
I know the lighting is freakishly different. (I forgot to put the flash on obviously. Kinda looks romantic, though, right?!)
And I know the bedding is arranged a tad bit differently, but that's not what I am talking about...
dur dur dur dur dur dur......dmdmmdmd
That's right folks. The lamps in the bottom- most recent photo are different. How are the different, you might ask?! Well, the shades, of course. But... the shades look the same, just a slightly different color....hm....this is puzzling.. how'd I do that?
If you have been reading this blog for at least a month then you should know by now...
I PAINTED THE LAMPSHADES!!!
I know it sounds crazy and it is. I hesitated to post this until I decided if I actually liked them or not. The old lamps were a dark brown fabric with a dark brown beaded bottom. They looks okay, but were too dark for the space and kind of needed some updating. I bought some new lampshades at Target. They were a circular white shade and looked so modern/eclectic and fit perfectly in my mind. They were even on sale! Then, when I got home to put them on the lamps.....flop. They looked terrible. Out of fury, I ripped of the current lampshades, cut all the brown beads off the bottom of the shades and whipped out my trusted white paint. I started painting away and three coats later...Viola.
I think I like them....You can leave dirty comments if you don't like them or think they are weird. I am open to that. It is a weird concept, although it really worked out. They don't "look" painted and the raised pattern ended up being a beige color instead of white, but it looks like it was done on purpose.
They may not stay forever, but....it was a free DIY and I am started to dig em'.
Just goes to show you....You can paint ANYTHING white! :)