It has been raining here for so long I honestly can’t remember the last time I saw the sun. I think a few rays may have briefly peeked out from the clouds for a minute or two, but that’s about it. This lack of sunshine has put me in such a motivation slump. When I awoke to yet another forecast of, you guessed it, rain, I decided to treat myself to a lazy day. I stayed in my PJ’s most of the afternoon, watched some reality TV and worked on a fun little project to brighten my day.
I have had this lamp for years, but after moving it to the kitchen the animal print style no longer worked. I loved the warm glow it added under the cabinets and with its petite size it fit perfectly, but it was definitely going to need a makeover.
I first painted it all one color using some leftover paint I had on hand stashed in the garage. After a few coats of the ivory, the now neutral color was such an improvement. Then, inspired by the faux French grain sack napkins that I recently purchased at a general store in the mountains, I decided to try adding a few stripes of black. I had only used painters tape once before and spacing the tape is not something I have a lot of patience with so it’s not perfect, but it was really easy to do and I think the stripes made the lamp look so much cuter.
Once the lamp was dry I shuffled around the house in my fuzzy slippers and gathered up a few things to put a little vignette together. Now the lamp has a happy new home. This project truly did brighten my day and the kitchen too! With another day of rain ahead I don’t see any progress being made on that “to do” list. So, there just might be another craft or painting project that I can look forward to instead to add my own rays of sunshine to the house.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you have a beautiful fall rain free week ahead!