Let There Be (Attractive) Light

About a year ago, one of Tom’s great aunts was getting rid of a lamp with a red lampshade. Since we wanted some extra light on our counters and since our kitchen is red, my mother-in-law thought of us and gave it to us instead of letting it get thrown out.

We’ve been using it since, but I’ve never been a huge fan of the speckled gold lamp itself. So I decided to paint it black. Right after I started to paint it, I remembered to take a “before” picture.

After it was done, it looked like this. (The gold glint on it is from the light, not from the original lamp color showing through. I put so much paint on it, that there was no way it was showing gold anymore!)

I had to keep wax paper under it for a day and a half because I wasn’t taking any chances with paint getting on the counter.

I like the way that the black goes so well with the frame next to it. (My mom gave me that for Christmas- it was one of my Nana’s handwritten recipes that my mom found in her house and had framed.)

But now I’m wondering if it’s too much red. Should I switch to a more neutral colored lampshade, like beige? Or is it just right? Thoughts?

~Meghan

16 thoughts on “Let There Be (Attractive) Light”

  1. Where’s the leg?

    But seriously, it looks good to me. As it is merely an accent to the wall color.

    Of course, I know about as much about interior design as I do about quantum physics – which is to say zero – so take my view with a grain of salt.

  2. Wow, the black paint makes a big difference! I like it!

    Also, the red lampshade definitely gets my vote! I think it adds great contrast to the beige backsplash and the countertop, while tying it in to the rest of the room. I might be biased because I LOVE RED, but hey…. it is what it is! πŸ˜‰

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