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The first chevron shade is very modern and fun, while the second one is more cottagey and homey feeling.Plus I always try to imagine how it will look decorated around for holidays like Christmas or fall?
I lived with the bare dining room as long as I could after we moved in, and one day I told hubby I just couldn’t take it anymore – want a hutch. A hutch: I remember standing in the showroom with the sales guy, asking if I could just buy the buffet piece on the bottom, not the hutch. Last fall I did a little redo by covering the mirrors on the back: that hutch. I found underlayment in a four by four sheet for only , and had it cut to size: I took the mirror out of it’s old frame and used Liquid Nails to glue it on the board: Because I didn’t want the underlayment stuff to be seen from the sides of the mirror, I had it cut just shorter than the width of the molding I was going to install around it: My long ago dream of how the buffet would look included two fab lamps at each end, so I stalked Home Goods for a couple weeks before I finally found lamps that made my heart go pitter pat: These were a SPLURGE. I got this humongous faux greenery from Hobby Lobby for on sale: And took the beautiful Pottery Barn footed bowl I got with my Amex points (whoo! The gorgeous crystal lamps play off of the crystals in the knock off Pottery Barn light: It’s just what I wanted – simple and understated, but dramatic at the same time.I would really like to see how that works especially over ceramic spray painted pieces. The cheapest new ones I was able to find where these lovely ones from Target for on sale for each. Not too bad considering just the lamp itself new would cost way more than and you would still have to buy the shade separately.I love the lines of these lamps and the shape of the shades. I need to officially reveal the dresser they are sitting on – .Larger coordinating models can be found in our floor lamps collection.You can also select the right lampshades for all of your favorite lamps at our shades and accessories studio.Don’t worry, I am sure I will spray paint another lamp sometime and can give you the full tutorial, but for now I will just talk you thought it. Dust, dirt or grime will make the spray paint bubble so make sure to wipe them down very well and make sure they are completely dry. I usually stuff paper towels or old newspaper into the socket and then tape around the switch or anything else that I don’t want painted.
You won’t see this part because the lampshade will over it. Highly recommend spray priming anything metal, glass, ceramic, any kind of smooth surface.
And I just staged it for pictures with the old window and the flowers.
I am actually considering adding a DIY chalkboard frame where the window is, but I haven’t made it and tried it out yet.
Well, one day I did some batting of the eyelashes at the hubs, and he helped me push the monster away from the wall (did I mention it is INSANELY heavy? ;) I skipped to the local Dollar Tree RUN, don’t walk to the Dollar Tree, cause right now they have candle holders that flare out at the top, and it looks SO much like the William’s Sonoma version! Of course, I love it best at night, with the centerpiece all lit up!
), and we pushed the hutch back a bit to see what was on top of the buffet piece: Cue the birds and angels singing Squeezays!! I ended up taking the mirrors out of the back of the hutch, along with the glass shelves, and then took the doors off. : I still haven’t glued the base on, so they are a little precarious at the moment. : (To see how I made the centerpiece, go here.) Lurve: I am GIDDY thinking of ways to decorate the buffet for the holidays! It only took me five years, but I got my dream of a buffet in the dining room.
You can’t tell unless you are closely examining it, but maybe one day I will sand it and repair the damage.