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Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Little Dining Room Progress

This is the plan I shared with you here.

Scored these similar lamps for $40 a piece at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago!

The mint is much more pronounced in person! I'm thinking about using Rub n' Buff to change the bases to gold. 

While browsing art for a client I noticed one of the above pieces had disappeared from Z Gallerie's website. I promptly called and found out they were discontinued. Thankfully, the last pair is now on hold and I'll have them by days end!

Here's the 411 on the paint situation.

I can't choose a color. They are all tones of gray, not purple like Instagram makes them look. How come it's so easy to choose paint for other people, but then I can't pick a color to save my life for my own home. The problem I'm having is they are either too light, too dark, or too much brown undertone.  I was really hoping for Stormy Monday (top) but I need more silver than brown. 

Off for more samples I go. At the rate I'm moving, maybe the room will be painted by Thanksgiving!


  1. I'm loving where you are going! The paint choice will come.

  2. Can't wait to see that lamp with some rub 'n buff!

  3. I love the lamp, I'm excited to see how the rub' buff turns out. Good luck choosing a paint color, that is always the hardest part for me.

  4. Great find at TJ Max!! $40 is a steal! I'm excited to see this rub n buff in action...I've never heard off it!