Thursday, June 9, 2011

To Keep Me From Painting It


I love lamps.  I have always loved lamps.  I have had quite a few antique lamps.  I have sold quite a few antique lamps.    This is beginning to sound like a children’s book.  See Spot Run.


I don’t usually mind painting lamps if I think I would like them better or if they would fit my décor or someone else’s décor better.  Everyone has been happy with the painted results. 


bird lamp 4

I like to paint them in solid colors, white, black, red, apple green.  I feel it modernizes them.

Unfortunately, I didn’t keep too many photos of all the lamps I have painted.

But you get the idea, right?


bagpiper lamp.



Anyway, my dilemma is this:

antique lamp 2

antique lamp 3


I bought this one at an antique store about 30 years ago.  It has the original Nicolletti’s shade.  I just can’t paint it.  I am selling it in its original glory.   I finally figured out why I can’t paint it.  All of the lamps I have painted were purchased with the intention to paint them.  Thirty years ago, I would have never thought of that.  I can’t paint it.  Sometimes you just have to walk away.



Linking with Kathleen’s Faded Charm White Wednesday.


red.neck chic said...

From the girl who has a spray paint can attached to her at all times...

I can totally understand why you can't paint this beauty!!! Gorgeous!!!

;-D robelyn

(i'm so excited that i'm able to comment - i love your blog!!!)

Anonymous said...

You made the right decision!