I had been eyeing a really cute lamp at my Salvatiion Army for two weeks. The shade was of no interest to me but the base was really cool!
Yep. A pineapple lamp. The Southern symbol for Hospitality. Not really my thing, per say but it got my CRAZY turning.
There’s a Country song in there somewhere.
I think I’ve told y’all this before but my SA has a color-coded system. Every week a different color price tag is half price. This week is yellow, the same color as the tag on the pineapple lamp. The original price was $2.99. An awsome deal, I don’t care who you are. But this particular week it was stellar!
So at 9:00 pm (my bedtime ) last night I could not stand it! I went out to the garage , in my feety pajamas and dug out some paint I’ve had for some time and NEVER used.
And I have NO idea why.
Painting a lamp base at nine o’clock on a work night in her feety pajamas. Doesn’t everybody do that? Just our specific brand of Crazy.
So then at 9:45 I began to play.
In my new dining room!
The chalk paint I got at Michael’s with a 40% plus an extra 20% off about eight months ago.
The color is called Relic. The paint was originally $8.99. Do the math .
It still adds up to Dumb Girl. I think I never used it because I thought it was too blue.
I really need to be building a May Market pile.
I know this.
But I am sooooo in love with this dining room I am finding it VERY hard to concentrate on much else.
Is that wrong??
The shade I found at Ross Dress For Less. It is a lined linen shade and I got it for $9.99. I have really great luck on lamp shades at that store. Not on much else, for some reason.
I truly meant to paint over the Relic with Old White then very gently distress a bit to bring out those little diamonds of the pineapple. And I still may but I’m loving this charcoal color! And right now I am also digging the chalky matte finish. I may not even wax it.
One more for the road
Doing the Happy Dance!