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Thank you to those who took time to comment so sweetly on my French Provincial Nighstand Refab.   It so means the world to me. I am so pleased with how the space was lightened up with the two toned nightstand.   Yesterday I mentioned that I needed to rework the lamp. The green shade seemed a tad dark for the space and I wanted more of a drum shade. I was originally thinking of a new shade and then spray painting the base aqua.   Well after I found this burlap shade at Target I decided it was perfect without painting it after all.

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I think the lamp base really ties in the spray painted handles on the nightstand but the burlap shade was just the lightening it needed.

Here is the original shade and nightstand…

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And here is the lighter, fresher space…

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If you like me on Facebook you were with me when I looked at Old Time Pottery, and Tuesday Morning. Then, I finally found the Medium Burlap Shade at Target.   It was more than I wanted to spend at $14.99.   But when you love it, you love it, right?

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Since it is such a neutral color I think it is money well spent. I am sure I can use it on other lamps and in other rooms later down the road if need be.   But for now, I love the lightness, brightness and texture the burlap shade provided.

Don’t you just love it when a new space in complete and just how you like it?

Confession time: I go up to room several times a day just to stare at my new space. Is that totally weird?   Please tell me another human being does the same thing after a good refab!

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  1. OK…I was just at Target & had this exact lampshade in my cart…in hopes of painting our lamp bases aqua & adding the shade…great minds, huh?
    I ended up w/the plain white ones, though…;)
    Love the new look on your night stand! It’s really amazing what such a small change can do! (and the rehab’d nightstand is to die for…)

  2. Did you read my mind today? haha…i left a comment on one of my fav blogs asking where she got her new cream burlap drum shades…Now I know…Thx! 🙂 Come by and look at my practice board from my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Class that I won!!! 🙂 They turned out great! Xo, Meme

  3. You’re not alone! We finally finished the nursery and I find myself just sitting in there looking at the painted walls. 🙂

  4. I have the exact same lampshade. I think this shade is just what your lamp needed…it looks more comtemporary. As for checking out redesigned spaces continually, that is me too. Even if it is something tiny, like adding a new picture in a frame, I have to look at it at least a million times!

  5. I love the lamp and the nightstand ! I have been talking about redoing a nightstand I bought in the late 70’s ( dark dark pine stain …. ) why do I keep putting it off ??? ( because I’ve never done a redo !! ) you have given me hope that I CAN DO THIS !!

  6. Wow! I can’t believe what a difference just a lamp shade makes. The whole little scene looks very modern and contemporary now. LOVE it!

  7. That looks really beautiful! You could even add some blue grosgrain ribbon to dress it up and tie in the bedding color. The nightstands are perfect size, everything is looking wonderful.

  8. totally fresh! And I definitely stare at my work well after it’s done. Like the blog banner I just made the other day. I keep it open just to stare haha =X

  9. Totally not wierd at all!!! I do the same thing! And, here’s my confession… I’ll even (in my mind) pretend the space is getting photographed for a magazine. I’ll stage the space and just admire my hard work. Silly, I know, but it’s fun! 🙂

  10. It’s not weird that you go stare at your space…I just re-did my laundry room, and I swear I wanna sleep in there! 🙂
    I had those nightstands growing up…..the whole bedroom suite actually, and I loved it SO much! My mom still has all the pieces upstairs in her house….I might have to go steal some of it now! lol
    Have a great day and I can’t wait to meet you at the June Jaunt! 🙂

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