If you have not guessed, I love wood and brass together. If my last post regarding my new wood and brass chandelier did not affirm that notion, then maybe today’s will. A few months ago, I found a killer brass and wood lamp at my favorite resale shop:
Unfortunately, it was missing a harp, needed some rewiring, new shade and the base had “lamp psoriasis”……
Or what I think everyone else would call rust. However, none of those things deterred me because I saw how awesome this lamp could be with about an hour’s worth of effort.
Thanks to about 10 minutes of sanding of the base, 15 minutes of rewiring, 10 minutes of wood oiling and sealing and 20 minutes of spray painting, I was able to turn this puppy around…..
I was lucky enough to find the shade at Anthropology for $30 marked down from $129. I love the fun pattern and colors of the shade……
To be perfectly honest, I am still on the fence regarding the shade. Part of me feels that it may be too busy considering the lamp base already has a pattern. However, part of me loves the craziness of it. It strikes me as very 70s chic – the brass, wood and ikat pattern.
So if I was to rate my newest brass and wood light it would rank around the level of 70s awesomeness…..well if awesome was Charlie’s Angels + Bionic Woman combined with spending the day on Fantasy Island before heading out to Studio 54 in a custom Halston leisure suit.
Yeah, I think the lamp is just that kind of awesome.
Update 8/24/11: Submitted this project to the CSI Lamp Challenge