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?