When our blog was just a baby, we were new townhouse owners. One of my early projects was a pair of lamps I made from demi-johns that I purchased on ebay. It was easy to use two simple lamp kits to make lamps, and I used them on the side board in our great room for a few years. Last year after I turned our kitchen hutch into a buffet, I moved the lamps to the kitchen. The lamp shades, which I had custom-made, just didn’t work so well in the kitchen. They looked drab and dirty. So, I decided to have some new custom lamp shades made to add pizazz to the DIY lamps.
I ordered two yards of soft blue buffalo check and had it shipped to the same lamp shop that made the original shades.
I decided to go with soft blue because it matches the kitchen ceiling. Colors and accessories are constantly changing in the kitchen, but two things remain untouched – the iceberg blue kitchen ceiling and the cow painting of Lulubelle. And by the way, how do you like the new paint job? After this fiasco, we had to paint several rooms in our house. The color is stucco by Sherwin Williams, but I asked them to use 50 per cent of the pigment this time around. I am crazy about this color. It is a pure creamy white with no undertones of yellow, green, pink, blue, etc. It’s the same color I had in our rooms before, but the lower percentage of pigment makes it appear so fresh and bright.
I think the lamp new shades are a much-needed improvement. Don’t you? As I said in this post, I would put buffalo check on everything if I could get away with it, but I think it’s good to stop while I’m ahead.
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