Little changes here and there can make such a huge difference. I bought these lamp shades at Wal-Mart for only $15 each.

Before:

After:

Before:

After:

So much better, don’t you think?

Now I want to paint the lamps, but I can’t decide what color. Any suggestions? The walls are going gray.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage March 7, 2011 at 10:34 am

I like those shades Leanne! I bought some hammered silver spray paint that I was going to try on a lamp. I am hoping it will make them pop a little and give an almost mirrored finish. I saw on one blog where they used mirror spray paint on a lamp — GORGEOUS!

AMy March 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm

LOVE those lamp shades! They really do change the whole look of the lamp. I’m such a bad- put it all together- decorator, I wouldn’t even hazard a guess at what color to use- I’m sure you’ll be spot on whatever you decide. :)
xoxo,
Amy

Michelle March 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm

The shades look great! I’m not great at choosing colors so I’m not of much help. However, I love the color of your accent wall…..would you mind sharing the name??

Anna March 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Definitely better. I love finding great deals like that and spicing up a room. :) I love your lamps, they are very similar to some candle sticks I’m in the process of making over.

Anna
http://www.askannamoseley.com

Roeshel@the DIY Show Off March 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Hi Leanne! Love the new shades! I can’t tell from pictures. Is your furniture espresso? Are the lamps oil rubbed bronze? That’s the color I’d leave them. lol Otherwise, I’d have to see how the room comes together. Exciting! Can’t wait to see more! :)

Erica March 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm

The new look is great! I love the old lamp shade as well- but I think it would work better on a shorter base or for a reading area or something- like a lady’s alcove :-)

I love the idea of an accent color on either the bottom or the top and bottom- like a striped fabric ribbon glued to the outer rim that includes the gray of the new walls and another pop of color that works in the room like a calming grayish blue, green, or even bright purple.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman March 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Lamp shades are an easy way to change a room! Looks great.

Heather March 13, 2011 at 5:36 am

Wow! What a difference changing those shades made. And you cannot beat the price.

Jena @ Involving Color March 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

Love the new shades! They really make a huge difference!

Dana Ward March 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm

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http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/03/strut-your-stuff-for-march-link-up_12.html

abeachcottage March 15, 2011 at 7:50 am

Love your new lampshades, you got a good price for them too! They look lovely!

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