After surfing through blogland, gleaning ideas, I had a lightbulb moment. (I think it may have been when I was painting and spraying everything black). The lamp had great lines being a jug style and several blogs including Design-a-holic were referring to lamps such as this from Pottery Barn (no longer available):and this French Canister Lamp from Shades of Light
another from Park Designs
and these Park Design milk can lamps from Country Porch
And what's a lamp without the perfect shade? I love the following except for one small detail....
This 18" shade is from Anthropologie and a mere $148...yes that's JUST for the shade! I do love the graphics of this "All Around The World" lamp shade and surely a creative mind could replicate this style quite simply.
but I digress...
Here is what my "apple" lamp has now become...
The lamp shade was found in the clearance area at HomeGoods for a mere $5! It is fully lined and the style is so perfect. The lamp is not quite finished as I'd like to add a stenciled number to the body...just not sure which number to choose. It will come to me in time....perhaps "28" would be fitting since my dh and I will be celebrating our 28th anniversary this year!?
*I do need to get a taller harp but was too impatient to wait until I bought it before posting.
I leave you with this simple vignette of black and a few of my favorite things.
* edited 11/10/10
I used Krylon black satin spray paint