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.