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Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Yummy For Y'all

This week's yummy might seem a wee bit random. ELC and I were gallavantin' around a Fort Worth Garden Ridge yesterday afternoon when she decided she needed new lampshades for the bedside tables in her master bedroom. We found the cutest chocolate brown, burlap-y-esque shades. They were quite adorable! I purchased two for my bedside tables, as well. Although may-JOR cheap/reasonable, they looked oh-so-tres-chic.

The moment I got home, I immediately headed for our bedroom to begin the "switch." Holy guacamole. It was completely transformational. (I wish I had a "before." Alas, I didn't think of that, and I've already donated the old shades to a local charity. No one can say I'm not fast.) My lamp bases are a rubbed-black. I'm a sucker for a black/brown combo – I think it looks sleek.

This morning I had to run to Target (I prefer to say it like our French neighbors across the pond. It sounds much classier, mais aucune?) for sunscreen. Somehow I ended up in their lampshade aisle. How in the world did that happen, pray tell? Have y'all ever browsed their selection? One word:  PRECIOUS! I bought two. (Don't judge.) One cream burlap-y (yes, I heart burlap) shade for my living room. And one caramel burlap-y shade for my guest boudoir.

the AFTER image via TLC's iPhone
As you can see, I'm already behind on my reading list for the year.
I even procratinate my hobbies.

I think I might have a new obsession. So, in addition to reality TV, cupcakes, nail polish, and more cupcakes, I can now add lampshades to my ever-growing list. I've made the decision my shades shall become "seasonal." I'll leave the burlap ones out through September-ish. Won't that be fun?!?!?

The bonus is:  Hubby hasn't even noticed. Which is good. Because I haven't received his monthly "lecture" on "over-accessorizing" our home.

Seriously, if a room in your home just needs "something", some kind o' jzhoujzhin', but you don't want to spend a pretty penny, try a new lampshade. Head to Target – better hurry!


The Leightons said...

I'd like to add, TLC: Do NOT go shopping after two glasses of Pinot Grigio! We learned the hard way, didn't we, one December? Remember when we went to that Pier One after dinner, with wine, one Friday evening? It was not a good idea. Lampshades on our heads would have been much cheaper.


Autumn said...

Oooohhhh. Love that shade, and it looks great on your lamp. I'm loving all the burlap accessories available now. I think I just might need a couple of new lampshades!