Let There Be Light

My next major project I have planned is going to be my master bedroom! When my Dad shipped out those two burgundy sofas he also sent a HUGE dark wood bedroom set. These pieces are definitely made for a large space...so my objective with this room is going to be to try and make it appear bigger than it is. I might even paint some of the wood bedroom set (don't be mad Dad)...making them look like mismatched pieces rather than a "set". For now I have painted the walls Benjamin Moore Cloud White and am figuring out the lighting situation to keep me satisfied with how it looks until I can do bigger things like rip up the carpets!

BM Cloud White

I'm on the hunt for the perfect (by that I mean cheap AND pretty) crystal chandelier. I want the room to have a beachy-cottage type feel...but I still want some glamorous accents like the chandelier.
The other day I was in Home Sense and spotted two lamps on clearance for $26 each! All because they had completely different style lampshades, the bases were a little different (but I liked that)...and one had a tiny chip in the base. I didn't mind because I was planning on changing them anyway....

Here is what one of them looked like

I painted them a really pretty light gray...you can see the difference in the base of the two lamps here

I usually prefer a drum style lampshade for the most part so I found these two on clearance for $13! They were also mismatched which is okay because I planned on changing this too!

I found 2 meters of burlap for $5 ... the lady at the fabric store thought I was NUTS to recover a lampshade with it!
Sasuke getting bored watching me! He sure loved snuggling up on that burlap!

At first I thought of going for a tight fit and lining the top and bottom to give it a more finished look...but with the relaxed and cozy feel I want for our bedroom I was loving the crinkly looser fit on the shade!

All finished!

I really like the way they look...hopefully I can post pics of the whole room sooner rather than later.

I also wanted to share my tin wall art I also found at Home Sense....they were $6.99 each.
I'm still not entirely sure where I plan on putting these...maybe in our guest bedroom or guest bath


Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love your lamps - the slouchy shade looks great!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Nice work with the lamps! Funny, Liz at Mabel's House just used burlap on her lamp shades as well. You ladies are really going to convince me to try this out!

Mrs. 5C said...

Looks great!! Awesome steal on those lamps! Love the burlap. Such a fabulous fabric. :)I adore the mirrors behind the lamps, too! Can't wait to see the whole room!

Brakes and Gas said...

What a good idea to expand the space in a not overwhelming way by using the mirrors behind the lamp. Subtle yet effective; great job!

Jessica said...

Love them back, you took a risk on the burlap and in my opinion, it worked! Love you

Suzie said...

LOVE the lamps! LOVE!

Lynett said...

Love it!!!! Can't wait to see what you've done with the bedroom!

The DIY Show Off said...

Oh it's looking SO pretty! I love beachy-cottage rooms. I can't wait to see it. I wish there was a HomeSense near me! You've found some awesome deals. Love the lamps and shades! Great job!

Can't wait to see it all come together!


Holly and Sean said...

How did I miss this post? I am amazed at how awesome that lamp turned out! You are so full of these great ideas I can't even keep up. And those tins are probably my favorite HomeSense purchase by anyone, ever! I am so impatient to see how the whole room comes together...

Amanda Naomi said...

How ironic that you are doing a 'beach cottage-y' yet romantic master! Me too!!! So I'm loving your inspiration. Just yesterday I had insane luck and ordered the "classic ticking stripe duvet cover and euro shams" from Pottery Barn. In blue. And believe it or not, last week, (faux) crystal chandelier from Goodwill... which I'm not entirely sure I'll be able to use so if for some reason it doesn't look right in the master I was considering putting it in the 'sitting area' in our living room but maybe the sweetheart in me will show and I'll send it to a dear soul who is looking for one. ;)

Ms.Cupcake said...

Awesome lamps!! Love the relaxed feel they have! You have such luck at home sense!! You continue to inspire me Rebecca!!
Love Becky in BC :)

Rebecca said...

Phewf! I'm glad the overall response is positive!!! I was a little worried...my only critic around here is Nathaniel lol! And he hated them!!! Haha!

Sara~ I'll check out Liz'z blog...I'm actually pretty excited to see someone else who did it.
Before I made mine I googled it to try and see if I could find some inspiration photos and I only found a couple! I really did think more people would have done this....but then again burlap isn't for everyone (right Nathaniel?)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oooh, I love the BURLAP shade...soooo pretty!!!