As I wrote in an earlier blog, I like to paint discarded figurals white. For some reason, that process just seems to lessen the flaws for me. This antique bagpiper lamp had several flaws and, although I found it endearing in multicolors, for me, it needed to be white. I left the base and rod an antique brass which went well with the color of the lampshade. It just updates it...to me.
I painted these ceramic owls white too. They weren't really flawed, and not antiques, but I wanted to mix them in with some white pieces that I keep on shelves above my desk in the kitchen.
And the owls, the ironstone and other pieces all hold desk supplies within handy reach, so they're not just pretty faces!
Thanks again to Kathleen at Faded Charm for hosting White Wednesday and while you are there, check out her giveaway!