So much for the natural lighting I was hoping for. It’s rather overcast (big surprise for Portland!) but I took some pictures anyway. Here’s the before and after pictures:
Much prettier, no?
If I ever do something like this again, there are a few things I think I would change. I love the flower that I used as the stencil, but I think I would make them bigger and place them closer together so there’s more showing from one side. Right now they’re pretty spaced apart so you can only see three at a time at most. Secondly (and I might still end up doing it) I would try to tie the colors in together a little bit better. I might paint a layer of that navy blue onto the base. I’m not totally sure though, because I do like how light the base is right now. Any thoughts? Maybe just the round knobby parts where it used to be gold?
Here’s an action shot, to get a better feel for the room with the new lamp to brighten it up!
And BONUS! Lex jumped in the picture. Eventually, when I have more money I’m going to attempt to reupholster my couch and chair (probably a long ways off) because they’re pretty fugly. I think my next project is going to be that bookshelf though! I’m planning on painting the back and reorganizing it, so stay tuned.