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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

White Wednesday



To cover...
or not to cover?


Bought this 6-arm lamp
from my neighbor.
I wasn't in love with it
until I took it out of the box
and shot this pictures...








My idea was to re-cover each lampshade,
with some burlap,
or maybe some tan linen...





Just so they don't look so generic...





but I can't make up my mind.
What do you think??
To cover or not to cover
before selling it???



I know my Blogging Pals
will have the answer to that!!





SOLD!
(just as the picture shows it)

While I keep thinking about it,
I'll visit all the White Wednesday Gals....





34 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

just stunning! Happy ww and TFS!

Tete said...

I'm in love...and I'm sure whatever you do it will be better than any idea that I have. LOL
Hugs and HWW! Tete

Faded Charm said...

How can you not be crazy about it? It's looks fabulous sitting just where it is. I really like the look of burlap covered lampshades right now. I'm sure what ever you do it will look great.

Take care,

Kathleen

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

You're selling it? I say either option would look good but I'd go with Linen personally as it is so fancy...
tammy

Sarah @ threeboys-home.blogspot.com said...

I vote cover, it will give it a more custom look, which means more$$ if you are selling it:) Thanks for stopping by!

Sue said...

I say burlap! You know how we sell a lot of burlap stuff at Country Roads. I do know that whatever you decide to do, it will look awesome!

Take care, Sue

Robin said...

It's a great looking lamp already. I think a little linen fabric on the shades would make the whole thing fabulous!

Patti's Artful Design said...

A little burlap, a little lace trim, a little rhinestone bling....that should do it!

Deanne said...

It is just beautiful, I would add lots of white trims to the lamp shades rick rack braid, lace, textured fabric etc. but keep with the white or antique whites add texture rather than colour. JMHO

Honey at 2805 said...

Such a lovely dilemma to have! I'm about to become your latest follower & hope you will visit me sometimes.

Olive Cooper said...

It is very posh. Lace somewhere perhaps?

Honey at 2805 said...

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oldgreymare said...

I vote for gathered linen. Oh, was that even on the ballot?

xxx
z

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I think it is beautiful! I vote for the linen shades.
Hugs, Sherry

Jane said...

I vote for covering and my choice would be a linen or linen like fabric. To me it seems to fit the lamp better. Let us know what you do!
Jane

C'est Magnifique said...

I think it's beautiful and I think burlap shades would be just the right touch!

Tania

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

It's gorgeous, love it. I'd use cheese cloth for the shades!
Happy WW ;)
xo~Tracie

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love the lamp and think that burlap with a touch of lace would be gorgeous!!!
Daphne

Susanne said...

Yes, linen. But I also think the candle sticks could use something. If you don't like faux candles, I saw someone cover the plastic with music sheets.
Susanne.

Just a dreamer said...

You can't sell that. It's so beautiful just as it is.

The French Bear said...

Oh yes, how beautiful....your ideas are always so pretty!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Olivia said...

Oh my I think it is stunning! Ummmmm, I think it would be fabulous covered, but it might limit people to a certain preference. I am sure whatever your decision it will turn out gorgeouss! Oh yes and the stencil was in a package from Walmart I believe.
Hugs
Olivia

Rebecca said...

I'd sell it without the shades-it is too pretty to cover up-it would grab my attention in any booth that way!

a Broad said...

You know me... anything with toile makes me smile.
But I did see something the other day that looked interesting.. lace. If you covered the existing white shade with white lace. It changes the light coming through and just gives texture without being an actual print or color.
It would look good down here :)

Amy Kinser said...

This lamp is beautiful! I love burlap shades so that would probably be my pick.

Debra@Common Ground said...

burlap or linen either one, but the burning question is... you're selling it??? eek, it wonderful!!
xo,
Debra

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Cover for sure...you always make things look stunning!!

Kelly said...

Oh I adore adore adore all the whites! So lovely together! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog....please drop me a line and let me know if you make the wreaths b/c I'd love to see how they turn out! (I'm a big fan of the coffee filter wreath, and they'd look perfect with all your whites!)

Passionate for White said...

As much as I love burlap... I'd have to say either cover them in linen or take the shades off altogether.

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy WW! This is just stunning and I am sure when you work your magic it will be a unique one of a kind treasure!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Looks great as is, Marcela, but I'm liking the idea of burlap. Another idea would be a gathered fabric ruffle on the edges of the lampshade if you're not recovering them, just to give them a little extra something.

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

What in interesting lamp, I just love it! I almost wonder if it would look good without any shades at all. But I do like burlap too. You always make such interesting shades, so I'm sure whatever you do will look super cute!
Blessings to you,
Missy

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

I just covered some on an old chandelier with burlap and love the look with the crystals.

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

I just covered some on an old chandelier with burlap and love the look with the crystals.