Friday, April 3, 2009

Cute or Strange??

Okay ladies what do you think. I have seen this done before with the lamp shade forms and today I was in an antique store and saw one and thought I have that old lamp shade form at home I should try it and see how it looks, so I did, but I'm not sure if I like it or not?? I think it's kind of cute but second guessing myself, hmmmm is it just me that thinks it looks good or does it really look good?? Ya know what I mean, LOL! I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, I'll be watching my husband kill himself in a softball tournament this weekend, ya know the old bones and muscles don't bounce back like they used too!
Hugs~Kelly

56 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Go with it. every room should have an item of whimsy and this surely qualifies.

My hubs still thinks he can pitch a game and hit a ball out of the park most days. :)

Julie said...

I love it!!! It is adorable how you have it displayed....julie

ceekay said...

Kelly...I think it totally fits your decor...I have a thought. Now you asked, so here it goes. When looking at the previous picture, everything is more white/cream. Would you like the lamp more, same idea, but spray it white? Just a thought....

Heather said...

i like it! but there's something about the little shades that i think might be the issue as to why you're not sure about it? or maybe something should be around the top like you have around the bottom of the frame... but i do like it!

Dream Mom said...

I like it. What I might suggest though, is to move it slightly to the left (as you are facing it) so that the edge of the lamp doesn't come up against the shutter. I know it doesn't in real life but I think having some space around it, at least in the photo, would make it look better. I think that's what is throwing it off.

Nice job. I know exactly what you mean when you try new things-it's hard to tell sometimes if it works or doesn't.

P.S. I like the brown wrought iron vs. the white.

paperjunk-lc said...

I know this look is in but I'm just not feelin it but it's what you think that's important.

Pink Slippers said...

it's different and i like it!
wendy

Gingerbread said...

Now I spent a moment or to looking an yes I like it, and maybe a bit of white but otherwise its looking good.Julie.C

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I think it is adorable!
Hugs, Patti

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I LOVE the lamp As it is GREAT! But if it does not feel quite right, try withot the shades and non PC light bulbs.

Betty Jo said...

This new style lamp is taking a little bit of getting used to by me, but it's growing on me. What's important is whether you like it or not. I may actually put one in the shop my friend and I are opening just to see how it goes over. ♥

bj said...

hmmmm...it looks pretty cute to me..I have seen the chandies made with the raw lampshade but not displayed this way. Very unique and quite cute in your decor...

Kelly B said...

You could try it without the shades and use a candle light bulb. I like it, but wouldn't make it white. Too much white and it would look like my daughters room. You could also try textured shades... bamboo, etc. I really like it. :)

Tracy said...

Love it! Especially with the bead wire twisted around, looks really unique and sets it off nicely. I definitely would not paint it, the patina is gorgeous!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I like it but I too would take the shades off the lamp. I also would put the crystals down on the new shade you added.

Hugs,
Joanne

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I think it looks cute! If it were me, I would probably take out the small shades and put soft bulbs in. But really, it is an unexpected, fun item in the room. Looks great.

Thank you for your comment on my bathroom, I really appreciate it!
~Michelle

Anonymous said...

I love your home but I have to be honest.... I am not into this. Everything else is perfect. Go with your what makes you happy though!
Love your blog! Jan

Bebe said...

I love it - it goes well what what you have in your adorable home.

Stephenie said...

I like it alot...I always do that to myself all the time...I always leave it for awhile. Then keep messing with it until I find something to add to it or take away...I think you did a great job and what a creative idea..
Stephenie

miss gracies house said...

A fun new idea! How about adding some lace-vintage style? Live with it for awhile and then see...
Rene'
PS the woodwork in my house is already painted in the kitchen, family room, and bathroom. The front (more formal) areas (dining, parlor, entry) have the original stained woodwork. But I don't think I made it clear that the windows have no trim at the moment. Previous owners had taken out original windows and replaced them with sideways aluminum ones. We put in new windows but have not trimmed them yet. We will do reproduction trim so that it matches but the decision has to be made for stain-grade or paint-grade. I want to paint everything-I think it would be more
farmhouse-y and not soo formal. but as you know:), styles change...and then what? I won't be doing any of it for awhile-I have to get ready for my sale-just thougfht I'd throw it out there. If I wait long enough to make a decision maybe the wood-tones will be back in:)
Anyway, bye again!
Rene'

jen said...

Oh so cute!!

Jen

Anonymous said...

I love it! Very clever. I wouldn't change a thing.

Terri

debi @ life in my studio said...

I love it...very fun...and pretty!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

I love it! Very whimsical. Have a great weekend, Esther

Martha said...

I like it -- it is a bit of whimsey.

Lee Laurie said...

I like it. It is different. It will be a great conversation piece! Try it for a while and see if you still like it later. I do that all of the time. Have a great day!

Lisa said...

It's precious!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Definitely CUTE!!!!! I love it!

Hugs,
Amy

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

OH MY GOSH! I LOVE it! I actually gasped when I saw it! It's soooo beautiful!!!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I think it is great....very different.

I know about the bones...you should have seen my hubby and my Dad today, putting trailer #2 in our yard through our fence...then lifting it to turn it the right way!!!!

So yes, I do have 2 now...one for the yard....and the Fireball is for the road :) Her paint job is done...now I just have to work on the inside.

Happy weeekend :)

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

I love it! It is sooo fabulous. I will need to go and find me a lampshade and make one mayself.
Thanks for sharing.

Hugs :)

Irma

mishebe said...

cute, but maybe add crystals to the bottom rim of it. mishelle

Jen said...

Love it!
♥Jen

Rachel Knoblich said...

I love it...I actually starting buying old lampshades just for that...I use smaller ones on decanters for fun and whimsy. Love the look!

Mandi said...

I love it! The best of both worlds...chandelier shades and the wire frame w/embellishments. You have wonderful taste!

Elyse said...

kelly,

you are so funny! that is totally something i would say/ask! LOL

i think it is cute and agree with some of the suggestions to play around with taking the shades off. just live with it and stare at it and the answer will come ... you have such a great eye, i know it will turn into a fave; a fave with a funny story!

xo

Chrissy said...

Hi... I would say FUNKY and way to go!!! Love your blog!!

Felicia said...

I love it. It's got a lot of character.

Simply Dandy said...

You just can't get rid of me, I'm back my sweet friend. I'm not sure about the lampshade....it's different, I don't dislike it, but I'm not crazy about it either. Well that probably didn't help did it??

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Anonymous said...

I fell in love with it after I enlarged the photo. I had never seen that look before, but it's very romantic. I love your tastefully decorated home!

Karin/Michigan

Trailer Trash said...

I think its a great idea! I love the vintage lace idea too though!

XoXo- Trailer Trash

Allidink said...

I think it looks great! I just wanted to let you know that I have an award for you at my blog :)

All the best,
Allison

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

*GASP*, I LOVE it Kelly! so different and so cottagey too! Fabulous! keep it :) when I find a lighting fixture like that, I'm gonna copy you!! :)

Hugs, Cyn xox

shabbydreaming said...

Looks great quirky and different!! Love it!
mandii

ST. MICHAEL'S WIFE said...

I love it, too! Thanks for giving me a gasp of delight this afternoon!

Joy said...

Very adorable how you displayed the lampshade. Love your front door too with the pretty wreath.

Ree at Prairie Rose Cottage said...

I love it!!! Cute idea!

Cathy said...

It's definitely a keeper! I love how whimsical and original it is. I think you did good!

Cathy ♥

Anonymous said...

Looks cute!...I like it! I would suggest removing the little lamp shades though as the inside of lamps dont have little lamp shades. Maybe that's what is bothering you?

KatCollects said...

CUTE!!! I love it.
Kathy

Anonymous said...

LOVE the LAMP!!!!!!!!!!!!


Janice In Missouri

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

I just LOVE this look! So pretty in your home! ~Stacy~

Anonymous said...

l love this idea and may just try it myself. thanks for the inspiration

Betty said...

"LOVE" the way you used the lamp shade ... I just bought one at a yard sale for "50 cents" ... I can't wait to use it... thanks for the idea.
Hugz ...Betty

Rhonda Lou said...

Just 4 Words!!!!

A Dor A Ble!!!!!
I adore the look with the three lights and the way it's all put together....... I so enjoy your blog...

Elizabeth said...

This is such an awesome idea. I just love your cottage inspired home. It is so beautiful. Im trying to redo a lamp as we speak. I ordered some fabric but I think I just got an idea.....check out my new blog at http://shabbychikicottage.blogspot.com/ It is brand new but I will be posting some pictures as my progress increases.