Last March we ripped out our carpet upstairs. I figured since the carpet was gone I might as well paint too.
Here's what we started with.
The spots on the wall are paint colors I was testing.
Our bedroom is on the East side of the house, so it gets morning sun, but by afternoon it's pretty dark. All the colors I picked - tans and grays were all too dark. I didn't want to feel like I was living in a cave, so I decided to go with a really light tan, almost a dark cream color.
Here it is painted and with the new carpet. We have the same carpet in our entire house - a variegated short shag. I also cleaned out the closet and got that painted.
So that's the room. Now on to the "stuff" that goes in it. First I want to show you what I got for Christmas this year - lamps. The shades are from Shopko.
They are dark brown and I just luuurve the design on the shade. It also has this great trim edge. Love the detail.
The base I got at Walmart - can you believe it. It's Better Homes and Garden brand. Isn't it just lovely. I love the cream with the brown glaze. I scored the bases for $9.00 each on clearance.
But the thing that I love most about these lamps is the 3-way lighting. So many times you find a great looking lamp, but it's only on or off.
I love being able to adjust the brightness of the lamps, whether I'm reading or lying in bed watching a little TV. Actually all the lamps we own are 3-way - I love 'em.
And I love that I got two, because for the longest time we only had one lamp in our bedroom and now I finally have my own lamp.
Are you a 3-way or 2-way kinda lamp person?