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How to take this to the next level

Posted by valzone5 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 3, 06 at 18:55

I started a makeover on a lamp and I am now stuck...not sure what to do next. I have given it a coat of paint and a new shade. It's a bit too blah. Any ideas on how to take this further? I don't know why...must be the angle, but in this pic the shade looks bigger than it really is, in proportion to the lamp. Anyway, would love to hear your suggestions - thanks!

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RE: How to take this to the next level

How you decorate the lamp would really depend on the room it was going into. If you could give us an idea on where it will be used and the colors/decorating theme it might help a bit.

But a couple ideas I have would be to add some more color with paint. Or do a crackle finish on the base. You could also add some mosaic work (tiles, flat marbles, broken china) ... or glue on some jute/rope/ribbon where the bands are. Another idea would be to decoupage something on. You can even use the Wallies or create your own cutouts to match the wallpaper in your room.

Good luck!

RE: How to take this to the next level

I would like to see some of the lines that go around accentuated with a slightly darker color and maybe use some of the great rub-on designs they have out now that are so easy to use? Good Luck!

RE: How to take this to the next level

Thanks for your suggestions! Good question about where it's going ... I have not decided yet. But I like the idea of crackling and of using some rub-on I think I will explore those ideas more. Thanks for giving me some direction!

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