Three blog posts in one week, can you believe it? I'm still behind on laundry by three loads, but I have to say, it feels soooooo good to be back to blogging on what I hope I can make a regular basis! On the heels of Wednesday's post, I still have lighting on the brain, this time in the form of new pair of huge table lamps for my foyer! If you follow me on Instagram (@bungalowblue) you may remember me posting a while back about how one of the lamps in my foyer mysteriously broke into one hundred pieces while we were watching Game of Thrones last season. I've had such a hard time findinganother pair that I like that are also big enough; the last set was 31 inches high which is perfect for us because both the hubby and I are tall and I hate walking by and being able to see over the lamp and seeing the bulb. Coming off of the upstairs addition, I also didn't want to spend a fortune,either. So, when a friend called from a trip to Pottery Barn a few weeks ago and said a pair of Estelle stacked glass table lamps were on clearance for more than half off, I couldn't say no!
These pictures just don't do the lamps justice, they are so beautiful. And they are HUGE - 33 inches to the tip of the finial, to be exact. When it comes to lighting, I tend to find bigger is better for a dramatic impact and these lamps definitely deliver. And if you really want to dial up the drama, a large scale mirror will do the trick!
I found this one a few years back at HomeGoods but it had a yellowed finish that looked like it had spend half a century inside a chain smoker's house. So, I gave it a little refreshing with a "zinc" paint treatment and I LOVE how it turned out. Here are the step-by-step instructions on how I created the finish - it's so easy and one of my favorite paint treatments, mostly because the messier the better!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!