I added new art work in the master bedroom last year and I knew I couldn't keep the current lamp arrangement because the art was too commanding and the lamps too mismatched and small. But I sure did like my jar of pussy willows.
This is a perfect example things in a home you are going to address and never do.
Moving right along, I moved the pussy willows, got the night table painted, and mounted the artwork. You can see the problem with the lamp; it is totally minute and doesn't connect in any way with the art work. I wanted something with more substance and felt it needed to overlap the artwork slightly.
I found two of these frames at Value Village. I liked the fact that the base looked a little like a fish and the top was boat shaped. It had strong lines and wasn't fussy. Of course the price was right.
But black wasn't going to work in my seriously beachy feeling home.
A little painter's tape and then my trusty Krylon stainless steel spray paint came to the rescue.
I made the lamp shade out of paintable textured wallpaper and adhered it to the metal frame with two sided carpet tape. The paper had lots of heft and added a bit of texture to the room; it was also cheap because I had some in my art studio.
Oh yes, the wood assemblages are temporary because they are going in an exhibition this summer so the lamps might be very lonely, hopefully forever.