4.30.2010

Lamp Backup Plan

I absolutely love this lamp, which sits on the little table next to my favorite chair in the family room. However, as you can see by this close-up, it has taken a few nosedives recently. Frankly, I am surprised the whole thing is still in (basically) one piece, but it looks a little worse for wear!

I decided that, until I have children who aren't tempted by such things, I better put away the delicate lamp and use something a bit more durable. So I picked up this lamp at Hobby Lobby. Oh, and here is Henry, demonstrating exactly why I need more durability:

Problem is, I got used to having that lovely robins' egg blue color on the table, and the new black lamp just seemed wrong. So, out came the blue paint (custom paint color, formula here), crackle glaze, antiquing medium and the burlap! Seems to be my standard recipe lately.

I still miss my fragile little lamp, but I am much happier not to have to do the grab-Henry-before-he-breaks-the-furniture! dance every day.

Sometimes function must precede form, but that doesn't mean I have to go down without a fight!


7 comments:

AndreaLeigh said...

That looks lovely! I love the crackle finish with the robin's egg blue.

MamaSue said...

Looks great...I am crazy about the robin's egg blue as well.

Momma to Bug n' Bear said...

So cute! Gotta love the kiddos even if we have to make decorating compromises. I have two matching lamps that I have been wanting to makeover so thanks for the motivation!
-Desiree

Jboo said...

Cute lamp redo and even cuter little Henry!! Hope you have a great weekend!

janet

Shell in your Pocket said...

Looks wonderful! Your son is so big now!
sandy toe

The Little Red Shop said...

Cute! One of my friends recently cracked a rib when her toddler knocked over a lamp table. Boys...ouch!

I hope you're having a beautiful weekend, Carrie!

: )

Julie M.

Sandy said...

Love the finish, but .... your baby has gotten SO BIG! :)

Hi Carrie! Miss you!