I confess to a certain lighting obsession … the type that includes hoarding lamps and chandeliers and sconces for purposes that aren’t always clear at the time of purchase. Case in point: For years, I’ve held onto a set of marble-based beauties that I’ve moved from apartment to house … from living room to bedroom … but that have never quite secured a permanent spot anywhere.
Though the bases, sculpted in Italian marble, are lovely, the white barrel-shaped shade has always been pretty bland, never really enhancing any room’s decor. So, in the studio this week, we decided that perhaps a colorful facelift was what was in order to add new life to this pretty old lamp.
Because a lamp this size sitting on a table exposes as much of the interior of the shade as the exterior, we set to work covering both sides with coordinating patterns from the Wooster & Prince line of Art Paper. To give it a nice, tailored finish, we edged the shade in a chocolate satin ribbon on top and bottom. For a little more visual interest, we attached a new pull cord made from a cream-colored string that we then wrapped around a lovely, blue glass bauble we found in a hobby store to add just a bit more color.