Currently I have black paper lampshades lined with gold on the insides. I love the ambient light they produce! But in this scenario, I think the gold-ish tone that the lamps omit is making the walls seem more purple than they are. I plan to switch the shades out for something more neutral or white and screw in some 'daylight' light bulbs to see if it helps. Have you tried the 'daylight' bulbs? I love the true light that they produce, much less harsh than a halogen, incandescent or LED. And I love the efficiency and savings of a CFL but hate the short lag when you turn them on.
And how about the highly-illusive pink light bulbs? For years, everyone has raved about how great the lighting is from a pink bulb but I haven't tried one.
By the way - what will happen to all of our room colors and paint choices once incandescent bulbs are eliminated for good? I'm sure there will be a 'baby boom' at the paint stores!
I'm trying to decide between these shades. Weigh in PUHLEASE!
Burlap with chocolate piping quatrefoil shape
Rectangular bell (sassy!)
(I'm leaning towards 3 or 4)
Regarding other progress, there is none. JK!
But no really, there isn't much else to speak of. Mom and I tore apart the ottoman I keep at the foot of our bed so Wilma can scale up to bed at night. I plan to recover it in some awesome Quadrille fabric I found for a steal on eBay. As we torn apart the current upholstery on the ottoman, we deduced two things. It was a damn fine upholstery job because it was super hard to deconstruct and that this thing must ancient because it was definitely stuffed with horsehair! We found a stamp on the inside that said 1953. It had to have been reupholstered since then, since the last fabric was a pretty relevant tonal paisley. Anyways, a little elbow grease never hurt, especially when Mom said she picked it up at a yard sale years ago for $10.
After all of the fabric was removed (sans the cushion cover).
The horsehair innards (EWW) and paint peeling.
I had the corbels hung in the corners of my hallway entrance for a long time, but just didn't like the shabby chic direction they were taking me.
Sorry about the blurry pics, wanted to give you an idea of what they look like.
I'm aiming for something like this, under our mounted TV. I can get a piece of glass cut to fit the size we choose.
But not if I can't get through the layers of grey, green and red that keep surfacing as we scrape!
I am loving the One Room Challenge so far and can't wait to check out my fellow 'challengers' progress. You should too :
Beth - Chinoiserie Chic
Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Sherry - Design Indulgence
Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge
Kim - Kim Macumber Interiors
Lisa - Lisa Mende Design
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix & Chic
Linda - My Crafty Home Life
Alison - My Little Happy Place
Danylle - Nana Moon
Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Lindsay - The Pursuit of Style
Emily - Rue de Emily
Lindsay - Sadie + Stella
Lisa - Trapped in North Jersey
PS - It looks like I skipped a week in the order of One Room Challenge updates when indeed I just didn't realize that last week was Week 2, not Week 1. Oops, sorry to confuse you.
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