Friday, February 24, 2012

My new junk, I mean treasures...

Last week I shared some of my recent thrift store finds. You can go here to read about it.   I thought today I'd give you a little update.

Remember the brass and glass coffee table?

Here it is in it's new home ~

I'm pretty much in love with it! Even though it's a little larger than the trunk I had there previously the clear glass top really opens up the room and makes it feel much lighter.

Here's what I had before ~

I still really love the old trunk, and it functioned just fine, but it's fun to change things up every now and then.

This is how the new table will actually look for the next year or so ~

A baby on the move and sharp metal corners don't mix well. Oh, and that's Sebastian our Papillon, he wanted to be in the picture. See the new brass lamp off in the distance? (photo below) I added a chevron shade from Target (which could be a tad bigger) and love how it looks now.
 I ordered some new pillow covers from Etsy as well to freshen up the couch. They should be here any day - can't wait! I'll share that with you when they arrive.

On to the little brown lamp that landed in Isaac's room. Go here to see the entire room.  I picked up another shade from Target. The green trim works perfect with the rest of the room.

My plan was to paint the base and makeover the lampshade so it looked something like this~

This is where I could use your help... Once I put the lamp with the new shade in the room, I started second guessing whether I should even do anything to it at all. The brown base picks up the brown in the crib bedding, and I sorta like the crisp white shade the way it is.

So what do you think?  Is simple better, or should I go for it?  And if your vote is 'go for it', what are your opinions on base color?  White like the inspiration lamp, or do I go with a pop of color?  Such big decisions, I tell ya!

Happy Friday!


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  1. Love it! I actually loved your trunk that you were using before, but I know what you mean about needed to switch things up! :)

    I vote play with the lamp and I think a white base would look nice!

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    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

    1. Thanks for stopping by Brie! I think I'll see how the lamp looks painted's just paint right? Thanks for your opinion :) I stopped by your blog, I'm your newest Linky Follower!

  2. I say go with the white and do something fancy smancy with the lamp shade. I adore the new table, that is such a great find! I would love love love if you could link it up to my cheap finds and transformations party. If you are interested here's the link and have a great weekend!

    1. Hey Latoya, thanks for stopping by! I think I will go with the white and mess around with the shade a little, what's the worst that can happen? lol... Thanks so much for the invite, I linked up!

  3. I love the glass table! I have a small living room and when I replaced a big chunky table with something small and light it was like a weight was lifted!

    I think you should go for it with the lamp. I would have a better idea if I could see a wide shot of the room, but based on that pic, I think the base could go gloss white or navy.

    If you wanted to keep it simple, maybe a single monogram on the shade?

    Can't wait to see what you decide to do!

  4. what a great find, that table. it's perfect for your space!

  5. Awesome find!! I bet you smiled all day! :)

    Thanks so much for linking up last week!

  6. Hi Sarah, thanks again so much for linking up to my first party. I really had a blast looking at all the incredible finds. Im here to let you know that you have been awarded my very first superstar badge! Yay, wear it proudly. Also in the post you will see just how different I am with my accolades for those who link up with me. You can grab your badge here, again thanks so much and please join us next week!

  7. Fabulous project!!!
    Thank you for linking up, hope you will stop by my blog today and link up another great project...
    Claire xox

  8. This table is great! I am so jealous of your thrifty finds!!

    xo Jessica


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