Lamp Re-Vamp!

We picked up this little beauty at an antique store last year.  She has been living in our living room, but there was always something missing/off about it.  I always wanted to replace the lampshade, but was hesitant to paint her since she is an antique, but...out came the paint!

Here is a picture of her before...



And after...



I painted her with a gloss white spray paint from Rustoleum.  I found the lampshade at Target for on sale for $15.00.  



I love having unique and even weird pieces in my space.  It adds character, its nice to look at and is always a conversation piece!

xo, dani

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The search for Dining Chairs

If you know me at all you know that we've moved quite a few times in the last couple of years.  Our first house was a teeny tiny Trinity in Philadelphia and our second purchase was a Huge Victorian also in Philadelphia (could we get more extreme!!  I know!).  I'll get into more detail on both homes later, but know that between those two homes, our move to Los Angeles and most recently our move to Nashville-we've had tons of furniture.  Some beautiful, some cheap filler furniture, but most of it has gone to a new home.  We sold some (at waaayyy to cheap a price!) to friends, family and strangers on craigslist.  We have some in storage in Philadelphia and some has made the two cross country journey's with us.  Somedays I don't know whether I am coming or going let alone where all my stuff is.  One day I hope to have everything we own in the same place--heck, I'll settle for the same state!

Since we didn't have a dining room in LA our dining table which my hubby made with his own two hands never made the journey.  Same goes for our dining chairs.  I believe we sold the chairs and I honestly don't know where the table ended up.  I think it went to our neighbor.  We moved to LA before our house sold so if it was left in the house, our parents helped remove/store/sell for us.  So....now that we are in Nashville we have once again found ourselves with a dining space and no furniture to put in it.  Soon I will post pics of our amazing little house in the woods.  It's a historic home, with all original solid wood paneling and a very mountain cabin feel.  Certainly completely different from our spanish bungalow in LA!  But, that's a completely different post for another day. 

Anyhoo.....the search for dining chairs began and I knew that I wanted to find something I could redo.  Nothing from a big box store.  We searched a few antique stores and this is what we found.



They had a total of 6 chairs.  5 armless and 1 arm chair and all for $125!
I purchased the fabric below from Fabric.com.  Both were $6.99/yard. 

To paint the bases I used Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Old White and I used the soft clear wax over them.  I decided not to distress them, but now I think I may want to...What do you think?  To distress or not distress? That is the question.

Here they are...





xo, dani