Thursday, March 14, 2019

Candlestick Lamps on the Sofa Table

I love using tabletop and task lighting to give a room a comfortable intimate feeling. In this house it's not only for the ambiance, but mostly because it's dim; ok, sometimes kinda dark. This time of year, with gray and dismal skies, doesn't help to keep things brightened up. I'm not a fan of overhead lighting because it's mostly too harsh, so I realized I needed to have some extra table and floor lamps around here. *This isn't a sponsored post, just sharing my new lamps from a great online source.

I had purchased a single table lamp from Hobby Lobby, but had to paint over it's unattractive "distressed" finish with ASCP. I liked the shape and lamp shade, but soon realized I'd need another one just like it. Instead of buying one to match I started looking around online for a set of slightly smaller lamps that I could use here in the casual dining area of the Garden Room.

(a few weeks ago)

I found these at Lamps Plus by searching for white candlestick lamp sets. I thought these were a great price at 89.00 for both. I found several sets that I liked, but wanted the linen barrel shades and a more petite look. I think these look just right here without overwhelming the narrow sofa table.

Soraya Cottage Antique White Candlestick Table Lamp Set of 2

This little sofa table was behind the loveseat at the previous house, with a large brass and granite candleholder in the middle, as lamps weren't needed in that spot.

New Lamp from Lamps Plus

For now I have my Granddaddy Ivy in the old crate that was usually in the kitchen sitting area. I've been trying to mix things up and shuffle decor things around for a new look.

Last Spring I decoupaged the bottles with these Birdie Graphics cut from a poster. Not sure where the small little glass candleholder is right now. I'm in the middle of unpacking tons of boxes for my storage room in the basement. It's in there somewhere. 

Post from last Spring, Birds and Branches

My painted white vintage suitcases landed back under the sofa table. So much for mixing things up... they just seem to fit right here. I have most lamps on timers that make it easy to keep up with them all. It looks very homey and cozy when it's dark outside and the woven shades are lowered. 

Decorating around here has slowed down as we've been packing the rest of the kitchen things, closets and general stragglers at the old house, trying to clear it out. Of course, our realtor called to see if he could show the old house to some of his clients. I cringed and told him that it would be at his own risk since things were a real mess. You can't expect clean and spiffy if a house isn't even on the market yet. We have a few projects yet to do there, so picture hanging and fluffing here at the new place will have to wait a bit. 

I just saw the sun peek out; I wasn't sure it was still out there. It's rained for days and the temps have been below normal. I guess we're having a late Spring. I'll check back in with more pics; hope you don't mind prints and mirrors leaning against the wall. They may be there for a while longer. But thank goodness we're finally here!

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  1. I love the new lamps Debra. They are gorgeous and look perfect. Like they were made for this space. Love your ivy and that sweet white table. It looks so pretty all together. I am not liking all the rain we are getting either. No sunshine! I guess I should be grateful for the little bit warmer temps. Have a great rest of the week.

  2. I love the whole set up there, Debra! The lamps are so pretty, and the bottles and ivy are fresh for spring! And I am loving the painted suitcases!

  3. Welcoming, fresh tones of white, and green for spring. Lovely.

  4. Looks TERRIFIC ! Thanks for sharing !

  5. I look forward to your posts enjoy them very much!!

  6. Your new lamps look amazing. The whole area is gorgeous. The brick color and the dimension of it as a backdrop is fabulous too! And...
    Now I had the idea for some paint to change up some small decorative suitcases I have that I don't like anymore. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love the whole set up, with the suitcases, table and lamps!

  8. I like your new lamps, Debra. I am all over the place, as you can imagine. One day I'm packing, the next cleaning at the new place. But most of the time my mind is a traffic jam of many things going on at once, trying to solve space design issues, logistics of moving, coordinating getting things out, people in. Very stressful. So glad you stayed well (for the most part) through yours.

    1. We hear about the act of moving being high up on the Stress Scale of events in our lives, but it seems to be getting MORE stressful. The renovation process and dealing with all that entails adds another whole dimension of problematic situations. I know what you're going through. You are one of the most organized peeps on the planet, and I know you're navigating all this with flying colors. There is light at the end of the tunnel! xo

  9. Debra,
    LOVE the new lamps!
    You are doing an amazing job of mixing and blending your decor in your new home.
    S l o w and steady . . .is making strides of progress. . .gorgeously so!
    I know you want your precious home in pristine condition for a showing;
    however our last home $old with only a card table and chair in the Kitchen.
    Saying a prayer that your home $ells quickly, too!

  10. I love those lamps. I sold almost all my lamps since I was having a sale and I wanted new ones, but I cannot decide. I like the idea of using 2 smaller ones. I like light too. Top O’ the mornin’ to ya! Happy St. Patrick's Day, Kippi #kippiathome

  11. I love the lamps. They are perfect for the table. I like the plant too. Lovely.

  12. Love what you are doing! The lamps are lovely! They are the perfect size. Your room is so happy!


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