|This little lamp of mine got a funky facelift Saturday.|
|Okay, so I have a stash now. But for thirty cents each?!|
Art snob confession: I shirk at the craft paint aisle. All of the colors you'd ever want, lined up in beautiful rows... they look so promising, so inviting... but "I know better," I think to myself. "You'll spend hours layering on that quasi-paint, trying to make up for its lack of pigment and viscosity." (Yes, I seriously do use those words in my thoughts.) But the price was appealing, and as I wait for my paints to arrive from their three-month journey from China, I went for it. Oh, and did I mention Hobby Lobby's irresistible 50% off discounts?!
It's a simple pattern, but it took several nights of mulling over to think of it. My greatest challenge was thinking of a design that would work well with light shining through it, light that would quickly show where paint was placed thicker. There wouldn't be much room for mistakes. So I went with a dry brush, free flowing pattern; one that is intentionally rough-looking and kept in step with our mid-century home's style.
|Bold texture and imperfections are not the mainstream choice, but are seriously beautiful.|
That simple "chain pattern" as Grandma described it was just what it needed. It really pumped up the room! This room has changed a lot since this picture was taken--I've been busy--so I look forward to showing you how it looks with a finished mural over the mantle!
|The lamp seems to feel at home now.|